It’s great that you are making an effort to preparing meals for you and your family! But, are you sure that you are doing it right? Some of your incorrect measures or methods of cooking can put all your good efforts to waste. Not just cooking with the oil, the mistakes can also be made while buying and storing.
Olive oil, when used in a right manner, can offer a wide range of health benefits. It can promote digestion, stimulate metabolism, lubricating mucous membranes and many more to improve your overall health.
Take a cue from here if you have been doing olive oil wrong and change that.
Using for special occasions only
You may have picked the best quality olive oil at your last visit to the supermarket. You may be wrong to keep it for special occasions and not use it for everyday cooking and food preparations. Olive oil is best used when fresh. The oil tastes great and retains its nutrients when fresh. When you have brought it home, make sure you use it rather than waiting for special occasions.
You don’t Fry with it
You may have heard from someone that olive oil is not the oil to fry. The truth is – olive oil does not have an extremely low smoke point and you can deep fry food in it. So, there is no reason for you to not cook with olive oil. The oil can be used for shallow frying, shallow frying, deep frying and barbequing.
You don’t consume it
You may have heard the health benefits of olive oil are only point to amount of 2-3 tablespoons a day, whether it is heart disease, blood pressure, cancer or cognitive function. Don’t worry that cooking with olive oil will add more calories. You will be within your calories even if you consume this amount of olive oil daily.
You buy, but never check the label
It may not be olive oil that you have bought. Check out the label to make sure it is of a genuine quality. If you don’t pay attention to the label, you may get a low quality olive oil that is refined physically and chemically to remove undesirable qualities such a free fatty acids and unpleasant flavour. Buy extra virgin olive oil.
Olive oil should be mild tasting
If you prefer mild tasting olive oil, you aren’t using it fresh. Olive oil should not taste buttery but an oily feel is what olive oil is about. Fresh olive oil has some bitterness and a bit peppery.
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