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FrederickSebastian

Problems with Olive Oil

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So,

 

Growing up (I'm 34) I remember hearing a lot about how extra virgin olive oil was really healthy for you, especially in Mediterranean-type diets... However, I recently read a webpage (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=56) that says that cooking with EVOO is NOT healthy for some reason... Also, I read somewhere that unless you get EVOO fresh that has NOT been exposed to oxygen, you will not reap the benefits...

 

Do I have anything to worry about?

 

Fred

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Frederick, you should make sure that EVOO is of the latest crop. In Europe crops are usually from late October- to early december. Avoid EVOOS from North Africa. Order High Polyphenols EVOOS from reliable providers. Use very little for cooking and add most of it after cooking (hi temperatures affect the EVOO polyphenols).

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