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Old 04-27-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
Craig Lewis
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Olive Oil

In need of some advice if possible about olive oil.

Is olive oil or extra virgin olive oil best used for cooking/stir frys?
I have read different things about extra virgin oilve oil & that if you use it for cooking/stir frys it turns to the bad fats & should only be used as a dressing??

I have used the search, but cant find anything about this
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:43 AM   #2
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Re: Olive Oil

"olive oil" is extra virgin olive oil (evoo) diluted with another oil.

I would also say cooking and stir frying are two different methods and require different oils. Olive oil has a relative low smoke point in other words, it will burn over higher heat. Its great for low heat cooking though. I use bacon grease if I want something higher heat. Research smoke points for oils and you should come up with a list of different oils and their appropriate cooking temperatures.

I think typically people use high heat for stirfrys. To get around that, I will cook my veggies with a little water in the pan until they are almost finished, and then i reduce the heat and add a mixture of evoo, peanutbutter, soy sauce, and a little red wine.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:53 AM   #3
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Re: Olive Oil

I think avocado oil has a higher flash point if you are looking for an alternative.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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Re: Olive Oil

Is rapeseed a better choice than olive oil then?
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:37 PM   #5
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Re: Olive Oil

Rapeseed is canola and he who need not be mentioned says olive oil is better.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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Re: Olive Oil

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he who need not be mentioned
??? New around here, is this some kind of crossfit inside joke?
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:59 AM   #7
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Is rapeseed a better choice than olive oil then?
Probably not, have you tried coconut oil?
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