Olive oil is use in many restaurants & by well-known chefs for their recipes that add flavour & nutritional value to the food that consumers take.Olive oil in the Indian market has not been much use by consumers at home and for preparing foods.
Myths about Olive Oil
Dark Green Colour signifies purity of Olive Oil
Purity of Olive Oil is not link to its colour at all.
If Olive Oil is heat, nutritional value decrease
Olive Oil should be use in raw form and can’t be use for frying.
Heating doesn’t impact the nutritional values of olive oil.
Olive Pomace Oil a variant within different types of Olive Oil, has a high smoking point which makes it perfect for frying etc
All oils Olive/Canola/Vegetable have similar calories
Olive oil is rich in Good Fats (MUFA, PUFA), antioxidants, and has zero trans-fat/cholesterol.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil a variant of different types of Olive Oils, is cold-press and contains essential vitamins for the body as well.
Even though the calorie amount is almost the same for all, olive oil contains significantly fewer calories than canola/vegetable oils.
Olive Oil mix with any other oil diminishes the benefits of each other and vegetables lose antioxidants
Mixing olive oil with any other oil will not diminish the benefits of Olive oil.
Cloudy Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a sign of rancidity
Cloudiness is a common phenomenon link to change in temperature at the place of storage It doesn’t mean that oil has turned rancid.
In winters, lower temperatures tend to solidify oils.
Bringing the oil back to its liquid form by raising the temperature at the place of storage, is known to restore its normal state.
Extra virgin Olive Oil can’t be use in Indian Cooking
Extra virgin olive oil is the most stable oil to cook with and can be heat as high as 400 (deep frying occurs at 350-375 ).
Even when heat past its smoke point, virgin olive oils produce low levels of harmful compounds due to the high antioxidant content in the oil.
Extra Virgin Olive Oils can be use to cook Indian recipes as well.
Olive oil is heavy and increases cholesterol
Other oils are light and light for the heart.
Olive oil has zero cholesterol and zero trans-fat.
It is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, which has many beneficial effects and hence it is a healthy choice for cooking.
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