This is the question that raises again: Can you heat the olive oil? Can we use it for frying?
We often think it is not recommended to heat the olive oil because we risk losing its nutritional values. Some even say, that by heating it, oil releases toxins bad for the health. So, let`s see, can we use olive oil for cooking?
Olive oil can be heated without problems
There are no problems to use olive oil for cooking. The heat does not change its nutritional values and its ability to lower the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) while protecting the “good” cholesterol (HDL). You should also know that the heat does not destroy vitamin E and other antioxidants in extra virgin olive oil. It is also possible to use it in a pan to brown your food instead of using the butter.
And can we fry in olive oil?
Olive oil is an oil which moderately supports high temperatures. For frying, we recommend a refined oil. Besides, if you try to fry in olive oil, you will see how food is bathed in a delicious flavor.
You should know that refined olive oil supports a heat up to 220 ° C (425 ° F), unlike the extra virgin oil, which smokes in less than 200 ° C (400 ° F). However, don`t forget our small treat, for example extra virgin olive oil flavored with lemon, for giving some extra invigorating taste to your meals.