- Joined Apr 29, 2010
I was wondering, many people say olive oil is healthy but is cooking with it the same healthy as eating it raw?
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OK, so what does heating the oil do to it that makes it less healthy? I know that some quality is lost in heating (that is, the uncooked oil just tastes better) but what health benefits are lost?No. Raw oil is always healthier than cooked oil, and that's true whatever the type of oil, olive or other.
I used to fry with extra virgin oil when the kids were young, just because as i understood it, all cold-pressed oils are free of chemical additives that get modified under high heat conditions. I never used a deep fryer, I did stuff like croquettes or potatoes or battered or breaded vegetables and stuff like that, in a frying pan with oil to cover. I used high heat, the stuff seemed to brown easily and not to absorb too much fat, and it never ignited, ever. I didn;t fry very often and i had a free supply from my inlaws who knew someone in the country who produced it.Fried Oil/ ?? You really can't use olive oil for deep or high temp pan frying, as the smoking point is to low. It would probably burn or ignite and cause a fire.