From a temperate climate, does not go rancid easily and can be used in moderate-heat cooking. However, it is NOT a good choice for using at frying temperatures. Instead, use an oil with a higher smoke point, such as avocado or coconut oil.
OLEIC ACID (18:1, w-9) is an omega-9 fatty acid (has a double carbon bond at the 9th bond from the methyl end).
Olive oil (contains 75% monounsaturated fat) touts the following benefits:
• Decreases free radical damage of LDL cholesterol.
• Increases apolipoprotein A. A major constituent of HDL believed to be cardiovascular protective.
Lowers the incidence of gallstones. Activates the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones.
FRAUD alert! - What is sold as olive oil today may NOT be olive oil! - there have been several mainstream reports of this oil being adulterated with cheaper oils; e.g. CBS "60 minutes" aired a segment on the mafia involvement in Italian agriculture.
Extra virgin and virgin oils are NOT a good choice for using with high heat (frying, sauteing, grilling) - having smoke points under 400°F. The extra light OO has been more processed and therefore has a higher smoke point of 468°F. Prefer avocado or coconut oil for high heat use.
OO is produced by crushing olives between stone or steel rollers -This process preserves the integrity of the fatty acids and the numerous natural preservatives in olive oil. It is the only unrefined oil in today's mass market.
FRAUD - What is sold as olive oil today may NOT be olive oil! - there have been several mainstream reports of this oil being adulterated with cheaper oils; e.g. CBS "60 minutes" aired a segment on the mafia involvement in Italian agriculture
If olive oil is packaged in opaque containers, it will retain its freshness - and precious store of antioxidants for many years.
Best purchased in small/medium-sized glass bottles, to prevent its rancidity after opening, if not used within a few months
|Olive oil processes|
|Level of processing||Process|
Considered the best, least-processed - comprising the oil from the first pressing of the olives
From the second pressing
Undergoes some processing, such as filtering and refining
Undergoes considerable processing and only retains a very mild olive flavor
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