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Why you shouldn’t always cook with olive oil

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, February 21, 2012 - 2:17pm

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Kerri-Ann asks: When do you cook with olive oil?


Grape seed oil is neutral in flavor (similar to canola), and has a very high smoke point. I use grape seed exclusively when cooking at high temps, and it's awesome! You didn't even mention it!


08/09/2014 - 11:24pm

Canola oil? Please research lard.


01/15/2014 - 10:40am

You kidding. Canola oil was used for engines during the WWII.


12/09/2013 - 7:21pm

I cook my egg in evoo ev. Morning. I heard it was suppose to x out the bad cholesterol in the egg. I dont cook the evoo to the point of smoke is it still healthy?


10/08/2013 - 4:53pm

Canola oil? Eww


07/15/2013 - 5:15pm

I use OO whenever I can, but the two that come to mind right now are: adding a teaspoon or two to the tuna when I make a tuna sammich and, adding a tablespoon to scrambled eggs prior to cooking (sometimes it gives them a nice, shiny appearance).


06/23/2013 - 11:55pm

I use grape seed oil where i used to use canola .........olive oil for med heat saute and salad dressings.


06/12/2013 - 2:19pm

I always cook with olive oil except if I`m cooking Asian inspired food. Like you said, I wouldn`t use high heat or fry anything with it but its the only oil I use for sautéing, roasting vegetables, marinades, salad dressings and drizzling.


05/26/2013 - 9:07am

I would suggest using coconut oil (or lard) for cooking at high flame levels. Canola and vegetable oils, particularly non expeller-pressed types, are very new to the cooking world and not entirely understood. The Coconut oil has a much higher smoke point than olive oil and it's health benefits rival that of olive oil as well. They are usually the only two oils I keep in the kitchen, along with bacon drippings and lard used occasionally for meats and other recipes. Salud!


05/06/2013 - 12:10am

As a registered dietitian, I do not recommend using canola oil as it is highly processed and high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. I cook mostly with coconut oil!


04/29/2013 - 9:51pm

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