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Why Is It Bad To Fry Foods With Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

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i've recently been frying my foods with extra virgin olive oil so i was shocked when i read some posts saying its bad to do that but with no explanation as to why. can someone please fill me in?

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You shouldn't be deep frying anything regularly, but as far as EVOO goes, it's much more stable than almost all vegetable oils, but coconut oil/palm oil/lard/butter are all more stable and you should primarily use them for cooking.

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Use canola oil for frying if your trying to be healthy. Vegetable oil is the worst. Use your olive oil for fresh dishes like salads, etc. If I remember right I think evoo loses its healthy properties at high temperatures...

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I'm sorry but the post above is completely untrue. Canola oil is THE WORST oil you can possibly use. Not only is it completely unstable to heat but it comes from one of the most genetically modified crops on the planet (rapeseed).

http://www.aspartame.ca/page_oho3.htm

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/canola.htm

http://breathing.com/articles/canola-oil.htm

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Use canola oil for frying if your trying to be healthy. Vegetable oil is the worst. Use your olive oil for fresh dishes like salads, etc. If I remember right I think evoo loses its healthy properties at high temperatures...

no hun, canola oil is terrible and did you read the article that was just posted. extra virgin olive oil still retains its properties at high temp.

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no I didn't read any of the links. I remember learning it in several nutrition courses in my past. And seen people fry with olive oils and it turns dark and smokey. How many people do you know frying chicken, fish, etc in that oil daily? I only ask because all the people I know who eat fried foods regularly dont use it, they use refined canola oil.

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=56

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If your cooking fat is smoking, no matter what it is, you've got the heat waaaay too high. Don't use it if it starts smoking. High heat cooking isn't particularly good for your food so it's not something you want to do often anyway.

The best fats for cooking are animal fats-lard, butter, bacon grease, ghee- and coconut oil. They are saturated fats and remain stable during cooking. Vegetable and seed oils may or may not be stable but health-wise they're junk. Olive oil is the only exception and I still don't think it's that great, but that's me.

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This is an area that mainstream nutrition is way behind in. Coconut oil is by far the best and healthiest fat to cook with. If you must use something else, olive is far preferrable to canola.

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i think i'll be sticking with coconut oil after a week of deep fying my chicken in olive oil it seems im starting to breakout.

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