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#72486 - 09/04/06 02:18 AM Re: Is it safe to use Olive oil for frying food?
norad45 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506

Edited by norad45 (09/04/06 02:21 AM)

#72487 - 09/05/06 02:59 PM Re: Is it safe to use Olive oil for frying food?
MartinFocazio Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Bucks County PA
we use olive oil almost all the time, and have done so for the last 10 years.

my cholesteral level is 90-95 and i'm an eager carnivore, i eat a dozen eggs a week and i drink whole raw milk right from the cow.

#72488 - 09/05/06 08:11 PM Re: Is it safe to use Olive oil for frying food?
paramedicpete Offline

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Hi Martin and all,

Just a word of caution:

While the use of olive may contribute to lowering cholesterol levels and provide a healthily alternative to other types of oil, it is only one tool in the arsenal to fight heart disease. One’s genetic background, along with exercise and an overall healthily diet has as much, if not more to do with maintaining low cholesterol levels. Martin, like many be able to eat foods laden with fats and not be adversely affected, as it is likely their genetic background which allows them to do so.


#72489 - 09/06/06 07:58 AM Re: Is it safe to use Olive oil for frying food?
pteron Offline

Registered: 10/01/01
Posts: 59
Loc: UK
If you liek to cook Chinese food authentically, i.e. in an extremely hot wok, then olive oil is not really suitable as it burns at too low a temperature, groundnut/peanut oil is better for this.

One point worth noting is that rape seed oil (canola over there?) is also high in monounsaturates.

#72490 - 09/06/06 02:04 PM Re: Is it safe to use Olive oil for frying food?
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Does have peanut oil high cholesterol ???

#72491 - 09/06/06 06:10 PM Re: Is it safe to use Olive oil for frying food?
massacre Offline
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
Vegetable oils don't contain cholesterol, but that's only one part of the equation and some argue that genetics plays a MUCH bigger role than dietary intake of animal fat. This site explains the situation quite well:
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

#72492 - 09/07/06 03:29 AM Re: Is it safe to use Olive oil for frying food?
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Stop worrying, man, you've got to die of something. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Just remember, everything in moderation, and the more time it has spent in the factory between the field and you, odds are the worse it is.

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

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