Best olive oil for cooking

by Jim
(Boston, MA)

What's the best olive oil to use for all purpose cooking?

My Answer:

Well, the answer depends on the type of cooking you're preparing for... In terms of types of olive oil, extra-virgin olive oil is the best! It has the lowest level of acidity and it has all the best nutrients intact since the oil is still in raw form and has not gone through any refining process, which takes away good nutrients.

For more information, you may want to check out the types of olive oils here.

In terms of cooking, the answer depends on the type of dishes you're trying to prepare.

For instance, for salad dressing or marinating, extra-virgin olive oil is best.

But for frying and baking, using a regular olive oil is best. In fact, extra-virgin olive oil isn't recommended for frying or baking. Take a look at our "Cooking with Olive Oil" section of our website for complete information.

Hope that was helpful.

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