do you think heating the olive oil might cause to loose the nutition values?

United States
March 22, 2007 11:34pm CST
I had a dought that if we use olive oil for any chicken fry or some thing else,in that way are we going to loose the health benifits? Please anybody knows clarify for me?
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@stormygrl (763)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Not sure but they do say it's better to cook with. On tv earlier they said to soak your hands and nails in olive oil to soften your hands.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I do apply to the body sometimes and for the hair too.Its having all good qualities huh..
@FranMc (246)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Olive oil comes in two different grades, One for marinating like salads and meats or poultry, and the heavier grade for cooking, read the label, you'll see. Its always better to use a low heat too!
• United States
23 Mar 07
Most oils will not break down in heat. I would venture to guess that cooking with any oils barely, if at all, changes anything but the viscosity of the oil.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I try not to use high heat with olive oil. It's better to use it for salads or as a flavoring AFTER cooking the food. Safflower, sunflower, and soybean oils have higher smoke points so they can be heated up to 450 degrees before the flavor and nutritional value are altered. Once oil reaches its smoke point, harmful carcinogens are created.