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Why You Shouldn’t Always Cook With Olive Oil (Page 3)

When To Skip Olive Oil

When To Skip Olive Oil

If you’re cooking over high heat, don’t choose olive oil. Olive oil has a lower smoke point—the point at which an oil literally begins to smoke (olive oil’s is between 365° and 420°F)—than some other oils. When you heat olive oil to its smoke point, the beneficial compounds in oil start to degrade, and potentially health-harming compounds form.

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