Here are some answers to common questions about olive oil
Whenever you decide to make the switch from your recent cooking oil to olive oil, I want you to be ready and secure within your choices. Thus, I put together the answers to the most common questions about olive oil. This way, you’re sure to make the right pick!
Is olive oil suitable for frying?
This question comes up frequently because olive oil is usually only recommended for cold use. A study has shown that one can heat up olive oil longer, and that it will still remain stable.
Ideally, you should combine it with saturated fat like organic butter or coconut oil to increase the smoke point.
So, you can use it without any problem with dishes that require only brief frying.
Olive oil for hair care?
Pay extra attention to this if you have dark hair! Here, olive oil is not only good for care, but it also makes your hair shiny.
Rub a few drops of the oil in your hands and then spread it over your hair. This simple method gives your locks a lasting shine, without any chemicals!
Olive oil test – which one is recommended?
In the past few years I have tested and tried various olive oils. Again, there isn’t ‘the best oil in the world’.
There is good and beneficial oil and there is bad and unhealthy oil. You can now easily identify and purchase good ones in large supermarkets or in southern grocery stores.
If you want to save yourself the trouble, I have a purchase recommendation for you here: An excellent olive oil from Crete from a small family business – of the highest quality.
How much does a good olive oil cost?
You can purchase good extra virgin olive oil in the discounter from around $ 6.00 upwards. I don’t need to tell you that this oil is not the best quality, right?
The really good olive oil you want would cost about 30 to 40 dollars. Only this oil has full health effects.
And as I said, if you order online and in larger quantities at once, many companies offer discount prices. Meaning, the price drops (even with high-quality oils) very quickly.
In terms of price, a good oil can certainly keep up with the cheap oil from the discounter, but it is also more sustainable and healthier (and more delicious).
Olive oil – how to use?
You can use olive oil for the cold kitchen (healthy salads, dressings, dips, sauces) as well as for the warm kitchen (stews, broth, roasts, fried foods).
In theory, it is also suitable for deep-frying. I would advise you against this, however, because it promotes the development of unhealthy trans fats.
Even the best olive oil in the world will go rancid at some point (albeit much later than the usual sunflower oil or rapeseed oil).
Therefore, I recommend removing any industrial edible oils from your kitchen pantry and fridge. These include rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, corn oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, wheat germ oil and margarine.
Instead treat your family and yourself to good olive oil that gives you the pure and healthy nutrients you all deserve.
If you want to be efficient, you can also buy cheaper olive oil for roasts, stews and other dishes that require large amounts of oil. The more expensive oil, on the other hand, you use for the cold kitchen as well as for fried foods.
Summary – One of the healthiest oils in the world
Olive oil is certainly one of the healthiest oils in the world. It is not only very tasty, but also very healthy and is recommended for cold and warm use on the daily menu. There are no limits in the kitchen, it should be your preferred oil/fat for cooking.
It has many great health effects, including on high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and arthritis. This is due to the high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and the powerful antioxidants.
You can recognize good olive oil by the fact that it is extra virgin, first-class, cold-pressed, in a glass bottle, naturally cloudy, slightly bitter and from Greece.
I can only recommend oils that meet these criteria because that’s what we use at home. I believe also that your health and well being is worth it, and that it’s always better to prevent diseases with the right nutrition, then having to pay a huge price after falling ill.
Shoot us a line regarding your experiences with olive oil in the kitchen or as a cosmetic product. Did I forget to mention any common questions about olive oil? Is so, please, let me know in a comment below.
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