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the benefits of Olive oil

Discussion in 'Culture and Food' started by Mattecube, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Well-Known Member Trusted Member

  2. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    As Italian born and bred I have been an Avid follower of mediterranean diet since the year dot.
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a must in my kitchen, I would rather poach a couple of eggs for dinner than cook without olive oil.
    I only buy oils made and bottled 100% in one particular country, ie Italy, Spain, Portugal and sometime Greece.
    I steer away from blends of oil from EU countries, as they spell unknown and non guaranteed original sources.
    On occasions, in TKMAXX food area, I find some interesting oils and other things, like Italian coffee beans, world spices, Italian herbs, Balsamic vinegars and the cheapest saffron one can get.

    Yes, olive oil is good in your diet
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  3. Daveyw1988
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    Wow now I see why the wife wants use oils alot.. Before she came.. I. Never used a drop of. Oil in my cooking.. I am a basic cooker and not good at all... But the wife swears by it
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  4. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Virgin olive oil, puts lead in your pencil!
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  5. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Extra virgin olive oil and butter. We don’t use anything else now. We use both for frying, just need to ensure the heat isn’t too high. Also both on food.

    Vegetable oils and margarine are not great from the health perspective.

    There is a lot of material on the internet on foods etc and health. Much of it is conflicting. But this article on olive oil is good.
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  6. bigmac
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    ah--thanks for that. i had wondered what was causing the problem.
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  7. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    I cook with extra virgin olive oil but I will also use sesame oil in Chinese dishes for the flavour and occasionally groundnut oil as well.

    I also switched to butter a few years ago but only on the rational that I use so little that I might as well enjoy what little I use, same as milk I only buy full fat milk because I have very little of it.
  8. JohnAsh
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    Cold pressed is best.

    Avocado oil is good, but is expensive. And not corn oils.
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  9. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I eat loads of butter and drink plenty of full fat milk. I eat and drink more now than for many years. I also consume a couple of hundred ml of double cream each day. Something I have never done until last year.
  10. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Olive oil spread for me, love full cream milk and it loves me! so semi skinned it has to be, no cream I like it to much
  11. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Bertolli olive oil spread contains 21% olive oil....

    Vegetable Oils in varying proportions (39%) (Rapeseed, Palm, Sunflower), Water, Olive Oil (21%), Salt (1.1%), Buttermilk (Milk), Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Acid (Citric Acid), Natural Flavouring, Vitamins A and D, Colour (Carotenes)
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    In the aposhark house, we all put virgin olive oil on our baked beans on toast.
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  13. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    Sacrilege.

    Toast is only for smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

    Saying that, my kids used to like skinheads on a raft........
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  14. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    and Pâté
  15. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Never heard that before, very good :lol: Also, I've never seen or heard of any kids who don't like those skinheads :D

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