Veg Scoop

Turning over to a vegetarian life.

Uses Olive Oil

Posted on | May 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Uses Olive Oil

By: Joel Gonzalez ==> why use olive oil? The oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids (mainly oleic acid), which, unlike saturated fats, not negatively affect blood cholesterol levels, even can help lower a bit. For those who suffer from constipation, I recommend that they consume more often olive oil because that helps lubricate the intestines, cleaning them relieving our constipation. Olive oil provides us with natural antioxidants (so-called polyphenols) which help to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Why olive oil is categorized into different types? The flavor of olive oil varies, depending on the source, the variety of olive, the conditions of the floor, climate etc. The main sources of origin come from Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Portugal and California. Some olive oils are of a single variety of oils, but others, like the majority of Italian oils are mixtures different types of oils and countries. What is the difference between fine Extra Virgin and Virgin olive oil refined? The oil obtained from the first pressed from ripe olives is the purest form, hence the Virgin name.

Extra Virgin simply refers to the first oil pressed has a degree of acidity particularly low, generally less than 1%. Virgin olive oil may have a degree of acidity of up to 4%. Fine olive oil is a blend of oils Virgin and extra virgin containing acid no more than 3%. To squeeze more oil from ripe olives, modern methods of extraction are applied such as pressure, heat and chemical solvents. These refined oils can be blended with Virgin olive oil to try to regain some of the flavor that was lost in the process and are sold as pure olive oil or just olive oil.

In some countries occasionally Light olive oils, are not because they are lower in calories, but because they have been filtered to the point that they removed the color and aroma almost altogether (also flavor), is good for frying at high temperatures. If you are looking for is quality, we must opt for the Virgin or extra virgin since they have a very nice flavor, not rancian as fast and are more easy to digest than refined. Being extra virgin oil that contains more antioxidants. Where used? Compared with other vegetable oils, olive oil only has enough flavor to replace butter and margarine as well as being a choice more healthy. Often used as a dressing for salads and as a dip in bread. Light olive oil is used for frying since it is up to four times more resistant to vegetable oil, this means that you can use it to fry several times until you begin to put burning. Lose the properties when heated? When heated the olive oil at high temperatures may cause their alcohols and esters to evaporate. Esters they are that give to the olive oil that smell and fragrance so delicate, so warm it only change the flavor but not its nutritional content. How to save olive oil? Keep it away from heat for example stove to prevent aging of the oil. Alternatively can also keep the oil in the refrigerator or frezzer which will increase your life useful, don’t worry crystallized waxes of the oil once you refrigerate it, everything that has to do is again heat the oil at room temperature and melts well.


Comments are closed.