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Old March 21st, 2004, 07:58 PM
Eileen Dougal
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Default What kind of olive oil?

Could someone please explain to me the difference between pure olive oil,
virgin olive oil and EXTRA virgin olive oil?? I know price wise they go up
in price but what is difference nutritionally or do they just 'taste'
better, the higher they go up the price scale? I want to buy some but don't
know which 'version' to get. I do know the cooking shows on Foodnetwork seem
to always use the 'extra' virgin one. Thanks

Eileen
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Old March 21st, 2004, 08:21 PM
Mirek Fidler
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between pure olive
oil,
virgin olive oil and EXTRA virgin olive oil?? I know price wise they

go up
in price but what is difference nutritionally or do they just 'taste'
better, the higher they go up the price scale? I want to buy some but

don't
know which 'version' to get. I do know the cooking shows on

Foodnetwork seem
to always use the 'extra' virgin one. Thanks


Well, extra is cold pressed, while others are usually to some degree
refined (read: they go through high temperature that makes some of oil
rancid).

At least in my country price difference is not high enough to buy
anything else than extra virgin.

Mirek


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Old March 21st, 2004, 08:27 PM
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"Eileen Dougal" wrote in message
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between pure olive oil,
virgin olive oil and EXTRA virgin olive oil?? I know price wise they go up
in price but what is difference nutritionally or do they just 'taste'
better, the higher they go up the price scale? I want to buy some but

don't
know which 'version' to get. I do know the cooking shows on Foodnetwork

seem
to always use the 'extra' virgin one. Thanks


Here you go:
http://www.oliveoilnews.com/definitions.htm

In our house XV is the way we go but then we never fry foods. If need an oil
for frying, XV olive oil is not your best choice.

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Old March 21st, 2004, 09:04 PM
Chrono-Z
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I personally only use extra virgin olive oil for salad dressings and dipping
with herbs. I use the cheaper stuff for most actual cooking applications.
I've found heat can lessen the delicate flavor of extra virgin.

"Eileen Dougal" wrote in message
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between pure olive oil,
virgin olive oil and EXTRA virgin olive oil?? I know price wise they go up
in price but what is difference nutritionally or do they just 'taste'
better, the higher they go up the price scale? I want to buy some but

don't
know which 'version' to get. I do know the cooking shows on Foodnetwork

seem
to always use the 'extra' virgin one. Thanks

Eileen
198/184/?
Atkins since 2/12/04
5'10"




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Old March 21st, 2004, 10:20 PM
Nancy Howells
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"Eileen Dougal" wrote:

Could someone please explain to me the difference between pure olive oil,
virgin olive oil and EXTRA virgin olive oil?? I know price wise they go
up
in price but what is difference nutritionally or do they just 'taste'
better, the higher they go up the price scale? I want to buy some but
don't
know which 'version' to get. I do know the cooking shows on Foodnetwork
seem
to always use the 'extra' virgin one. Thanks

Eileen
198/184/?
Atkins since 2/12/04
5'10"



They definitely taste *stronger* - more of olives - when they go up the
price scale. Extra virgin is the first pressing, virgin is the second,
and so on. It depends on what you're using it for.

If you're using it for cooking something that you don't want infused
with the flavor of the olive oil, get the cheap stuff. If you want the
flavor of the olive oil (such as for dressings, in my case) you get the
extra virgin.

In any event, get cold-pressed oils for the best health-value.

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Old March 21st, 2004, 10:57 PM
Cubit
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I just buy whatever one is cheapest. There are huge price differences.

I saw a TV show where they said Virgin olive oil get it's name from a
European taste test.

I like the blander stuff myself. Add a little salt and it tastes like
butter. Mmmm.


"Eileen Dougal" wrote in message
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between pure olive oil,
virgin olive oil and EXTRA virgin olive oil?? I know price wise they go up
in price but what is difference nutritionally or do they just 'taste'
better, the higher they go up the price scale? I want to buy some but

don't
know which 'version' to get. I do know the cooking shows on Foodnetwork

seem
to always use the 'extra' virgin one. Thanks

Eileen
198/184/?
Atkins since 2/12/04
5'10"




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Old March 22nd, 2004, 08:09 PM
Eileen Dougal
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Thanks for all the info!



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Old March 23rd, 2004, 02:39 AM
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"Eileen Dougal" wrote in message ...
Thanks for all the info!


Hiya Eileen
In the UK extra virgin is a lot cheaper than other olive oils, but for
health benefits and taste Id always go for extra virgin. In the few
years Iv been low carbing Iv learned that cooking at high temperaures
can destroy any oil anyway. But clarified butter is the only fat that
can withstand high temperatures. Even with the alledged ehalth risk
associated with too much butter I tend to use olive oil for dressings
and clarified butter for cooking.
(I read that good fats can easily be turned to bad fats with high
temperatures anyway)
regards molly
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Old March 26th, 2004, 08:11 AM
Archon
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Opinicus wrote:

Here you go:
http://www.oliveoilnews.com/definitions.htm

In our house XV is the way we go but then we never fry foods. If need an oil
for frying, XV olive oil is not your best choice.


Desipte having a slightly lower smoke point, xv olive oil does not taste
bad even after being heated.
 




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