If You Do a Lot of Cooking You are Going to Want to Know this

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 11:51 pm

Oils are an everyday part of our lives, and especially in the cooking arena you want to know the benefits and detractors when it comes to the oils you use in your kitchen. Studies have now shown that extra virgin olive oils have some proven qualities you will certainly want when it comes to your food preparation.

New research has found that a particular type of oil is the best when it comes to cooking. A study carried out by researchers in Australia found that extra virgin olive oil is the safest and most stable oil for cooking. These new results appear to dispel the theory that olive oil usage should be kept to a minimum in the kitchen, making a trip to Pasadena’s We Olive even more of an enticing prospect.

In the study, the scientists heated up a number of popular cooking oils, carrying out several tests to determine the stability of each. These oils included virgin olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, refined olive oil, canola, grapeseed, peanut, rice bran, coconut, avocado and sunflower oils.

As well as finding that extra virgin olive oil was the most stable even when used at extremely high temperatures, the researchers also found that the same oil produced the lowest amount of harmful substances known as polar compounds. These compounds are known to be harmful to human health with links to the development of serious conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.

“In recent years, we have seen numerous unsubstantiated claims that it is less safe to cook with extra virgin olive oil,” physician and author of The Olive Oil Diet Simon Pool told Olive Oil Times. “This research provides unequivocal and definitive evidence that should finally dispel this myth. It shows that extra virgin olive oil is not only safe during heating at regular cooking temperatures, but is the desirable cooking oil when compared with others.”

The study also found that extra virgin olive oil – which is sold in great quantity at We Olive – may be better for you than traditionally ‘healthy’ canola oil. In fact, canola oil produced more than 2.5 times the amount of polar compounds that extra virgin olive oil did.

So, it seems there should be no limiting your use of extra virgin olive oil when cooking, and it turns out that you should perhaps just be sticking to this particular type of oil when it comes to your cooking. The experts at We Olive can help you choose the best olive oils for your cooking, and are always up-to-date on the latest research, providing you with oils that will not only make your food taste great but also won’t negatively impact your health.

We Olive is located at 32 E Colorado Blvd, in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 787-1000 or visit http://weolive.com/pasadena.







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