Thread: frying in olive oil??
03-30-2005, 10:02 PM #1
frying in olive oil??
hi. i usually cook foods like hash browns in vegetable oil. a few other foods too. there is a lot of fat in this tho, and i'm not so sure it's good fat. so, would olive oil work the same to cook/fry foods in? and, is olive oil any healthier for u than vegetable or is it no big deal? thanks
03-30-2005, 10:05 PM #2
when olive oil is fried, the chemical molecule changes into an unhealthy fat
03-31-2005, 07:31 AM #3Originally Posted by bigrob33
My question is "why are you eating fried hashbrowns, anyway?"
03-31-2005, 07:37 AM #4Member
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That's a partial myth. If you gently sautee or fry then you have no problem at all. It is only if you go past smoking point that it destroys the EFA's in olive oil. Note I said DESTROYS THE EFA's. It doesn't magically transform it into an unhealthy fat.
So if you are gently frying chicken/eggs etc. it's fine. If you need high heat eg. steak or using a wok, use something with a higher smoking point which is still healthy. These include grapeseed oil and virgin coconut oil.
03-31-2005, 05:16 PM #5Originally Posted by bad_man
04-01-2005, 12:26 PM #6Originally Posted by Nutz56
04-01-2005, 01:11 PM #7
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Mmm hash brownies.
04-01-2005, 01:21 PM #8Originally Posted by StoneGRMI
04-01-2005, 02:18 PM #9Originally Posted by bad_man
04-01-2005, 02:36 PM #10Originally Posted by Nutz56
04-01-2005, 03:08 PM #11
ooohhhh.... wow, yeah i'll look into other things. like i said, only when i'm tryin to bulk up do i eat them. thanks a lot man. that is all
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