Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One of the myths is that frying with extra virgin olive oil is bad and can be toxic!
Well, in Greece they have been frying and cooking with olive oil
for centuries and still have one of the highest life expectancies
in the world and one of the lowest rates of cancer
To justify their case, supporters of that myth refer to the
smoking point of the oil, which is 208C or 406F.
Cooking with olive oil, is part of everyday practice in Greece and extra virgin olive oil is never absent from Greek homes.
It is used in desserts, starters, salads, marinating fish and grilling meat. Greece has one of the highest life expectancies and one of the lowest rates of cancer in the world, especially on the island of Crete, which has the highest consumption of olive oil per person per annum.
Please refer to our recipes page where we have some recipes of cooking with olive oil in starters, meals and desserts.
Dispelling the myth...