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Old 08-20-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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Olive oil

Anyone can advice how do i know when should i use extra virgin or the normal olive oil ? Thanks.

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Old 08-20-2009, 07:18 AM   #2
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For cooking purposes always use extra virgin olive oil. In cooking also if you are using for dressing purposes then use extra virgin and if you have to heat the oil then may be you can use normal olive oil.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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There are a few different schools of thought on this, but here is the general idea.

Use a good extra virgin olive oil when you want the flavor of the oil to shine through, especially when you are not heating the oil, such as dressings and oil to drizzle over finished food.

Use regular olive oil when cooking at higher temperatures (extra virgin has a lower smoke point than regular) or when the flavor is not important.

That being said, I use extra virgin for almost all my cooking needs. For high heat cooking I will use something else so the oil doesn't burn, but I do not keep regular olive oil in the house. I can find my extra virgin for a good price so I do not mind that some of the flavor of the extra virgin is destroyed when I cook with it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:21 AM   #4
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Just don't make brownies with extra virgin. My grandaughter made them when she was a youngster and they were indeed NASTY! I use it in much of what I saute. A couple of tablespoons doesn't stand out that much in the veggies, etc, but is still better than some other oils for our health. I use canola when deep frying or baking, etc.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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I'm under the impression that Extra Virgin is a higher
quality oil with a better taste....Regular olive oil is not
nearly as refined & cheaper...used in place of canola
or other oils for the health benefits but is slightly bitter.

I generally use extra virgin olive oil on my pasta dishes,
pizza's and canola or sunflower oils in simple frying or
other applications because of price per quantity...BH51.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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I'm under the impression that Extra Virgin is a higher
quality oil with a better taste....Regular olive oil is not
nearly as refined & cheaper...used in place of canola
or other oils for the health benefits but is slightly bitter.

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Actually regular olive oil is more refined and refined by chemical and mechanical means -- something EVOO is not.

Personally, I don't find it bitter at all. Bland, actually.

I use extra virgin pretty much exclusively, with the exception of canola and peanut oils for frying or when I want a completely neutral taste.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #7
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Bland is probably a better word to describe it, as it's
been a while since I've purchased any regular olive.
I new it was something less desirable about it in
comparison...Bitter came to mind but was probably
that particular brand name which was really, really
cheap...Thanks for the imfo, Jen......................BH51.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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I would not actually call bland a less desirable quality. It depends on the application. There are some times that I do not want the olive oil taste in my food. in that case, bland would be welcome.
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When it comes to olive oil, I only use Extra Virgin. However, there are different grades of Extra Virgin.

For all cooking tasks, and sometimes for salad dressings, I use the Whole Foods 365 Extra Virgin Italian that I buy in a 3-liter can for $22.95. For salads, and for drizzling on fish, or other dishes, I use an artisan Extra Virgin, that has been hand pressed. These come from various places: Provence, Spain, Greece, several different regions in Italy, and also California.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:42 PM   #10
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Extra-virgin olive oil has been my oil of choice for nearly all my cooking requirements for many years now. While I do usually have a bottle or two of pricey artisinal types on hand for special salads, etc., my "go to" brand is Filippo Berio's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. It has a nice olive fragrance & flavor without being too overpowering for everyday dishes. I buy it by the gallon from CostCo.
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