6 Ways You’re Using Olive Oil Wrong

November 18, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health Tips

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/health/6-ways-youre-using-olive-oil-wrong-102639911593.html?src=rss

By Beth Lipton, Health.com Everyone knows olive oil is great for your health and a staple of the Mediterranean diet. Read on for some of the biggest mistakes people make with olive oil, and how to use it correctly. “Light” refers to the color and flavor of this oil, which is highly refined to make it more neutral than other types of olive oil. RELATED: 9 Low-Fat Foods You Shouldn’t Eat You’re afraid to cook with the extra-virgin stuff It’s true that extra virgin olive oil has a lower smoke point than other types of olive oil and some other fats—that is, the temperature where oil begins to smoke and impart an unpleasant odor and flavor (peanut oil is 450ºF and grapeseed is 445ºF, for example.


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