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Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil is the safest, most stable cooking oil!

Olive oil can take the heat!

Did you know that smoke point is not a reliable indicator of a cooking oil's stability under heat? In fact, the safest, most stable cooking oils are monounsaturated, not refined, and contain antioxidants. Extra virgin olive oil is the only cooking oil on the market that meets all three criteria, outperforming canola, peanut, and coconut oils.

Great for baking, grilling, and even frying

Extra virgin olive oil can be used in any recipe that calls for cooking oil. Olive oil can be used instead of butter or vegetable oil in most recipes, improving the flavor of cakes and brownies, and more. The experts at Weber grills recommend olive oil for grilling. Just remember to apply the oil to your food, not the grill grates. And finally, shallow and deep frying with olive oil can actually make the food healthier! Check out the links below for more details!

Don't worry, your food won't taste like olives

Extra virgin olive oil is a flavor enhancer, bringing out the savory and sweet flavors of your dishes in a harmonious way that won’t overpower your dish. (And no, olive oil doesn’t taste anything like olives!) For dishes where you would prefer a more neutral-flavored oil, regular olive oil, and especially light-tasting olive oil have a flavor profile similar to canola and vegetable oil.

Further Reading:

Smoke Point Not a Reliable Indicator of Cooking Oil Stability

Three Reasons Why You Should Not Worry So Much About A Cooking Oil's Smoke Point

Olive oil smoke point? Don't sweat it!

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