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Old 03-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Olive Oil health

I always knew that Olive Oil was healthy but I didn't realize it was not healthy if used it to fry or above 405 degrees....
Does Frying Olive Oil Make It Unhealthy? | LIVESTRONG.COM

Is there a health alternative I can substitute for Olive Oil for frying?

I heard that applesauce and/or eggs can be using in place of Olive oil for baking cakes,etc... but I don't think those would be good or even work in recipes with veggies and spices that require frying with oil.

Any substitutes?

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Any oil is unhealthy when heated past its smoke point.

405 degrees is way hotter than you need for frying food.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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I will saute and shallow fry with olive oil. If I'm deep frying or wok cooking, it will be oil that has a high smoke point, which olive oil certainly doesn't.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Peanut oil has a very high smoking point. You might consider that.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:38 AM   #5
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Same here, we only shallow fry with extra virgin olive oil
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:22 AM   #6
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Using EVOO for frying is a waste of good money. It is better to use light olive oil. If the heat is too high for EVOO, then it will smoke. If it is too low, the food becomes greasy as it absorbs the oil.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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We never get smoking from our olive oil...we never seem to cook at extreme temperatures

For certain foods, we fry with canola oil too
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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Smoking points of olive oil depending on grade

Here is a chart to show you the smoking points of olive oil depending on the grade and quality used:

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