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Steven Quadros 05-02-2008 08:18 AM

Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
Just a quick question: I've been having trouble getting enough calories these past few days, and started adding some olive oil shooters throughout the day to up that. Is there a huge difference between shooting regular olive oil and EVOO?

The difference I've noticed is that Olive oil is significantly less offensive in taste, which enables me to down 4 tblspns without wanting to wretch; the same cannot necessarily be said about EVOO.

Just a question on what makes the two different; if signicant benefits could be had from eating EVOO, enough to make the taste and cost difference worth it, I would change over.

Jay Cohen 05-02-2008 08:24 AM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_oil

W/F/S

Nick Hanson 05-02-2008 09:49 AM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
Why not eat more nuts? Specifically Walnuts or Macadamias? They have a better omega 3 ratio than EVOO anyway.

Steven Quadros 05-02-2008 09:55 AM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
Thanks for the link; while it was an interesting read, what I got from it was that olive oil contains chemicals and is refined to remove some of the strength of flavor present in extra virgin olive oil. I suppose some might say that any kind of refining would take away from a food, though I would want to know what exactly happens and how much it affects the oil itself.

Extra virgin, for one, is more expensive, as well as tasting quite a bit more harsh to me. The obvious solution is simply to drink olive oil, yet I would be loathe to do so if lacks something nutrionally or is outright inferior in an obvious and important way, to the extra virgin sort.

Steven Quadros 05-02-2008 09:56 AM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
Nick, I do eat nuts, but sometimes I just need a quick calorie boost, and it's easier for me to shoot some olive oil than to pack down a handful of nuts. Similarly, sometimes I just happen to have one and not the other on hand.

Thanks for the replies.

Garrett Smith 05-02-2008 10:40 AM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
Macadamia nuts, spoonfuls of coconut oil, and almond butter will get the job done.

Wade Smith 05-02-2008 11:08 AM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
I've gotten used to the taste of EVOO. It comes over time.

Tony Sutton 05-02-2008 02:10 PM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
I think 1 Macadamia nut for 1 fat block seems the easiest but I could be wrong.

You could take some of your EVOO and put it in a small container and add spices to it if you wish or all of it but adds flavor and good for cooking.

Gant Grimes 05-02-2008 02:16 PM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
Cold pressed EVOO is what you need. It's like any other drink; they taste different, and you need to find one you like.

I drink Mezzetta. Fruity and bold.

Jay Cohen 05-02-2008 04:57 PM

Re: Olive Oil vs. EVOO shooters
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gant Grimes (Post 303622)

I drink Mezzetta. Fruity and bold.

"Fruity and Bold"............... Does Rip know you're starting to talk like this????


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