Posted by Chris1
on November 09, 2000 at 19:10:54:
In Reply to: Olive oil -- heart healthy? posted by Lenore on November 09, 2000 at 13:40:28:
I concur with you, I have read several reports on olive oil being healthy for the heart.
And it's better to use cold processed/pressed oils rather than the hot processed one as you said.
Heat is particularly influential in oil production because each 10 degree increase in temperature dramatically raises the rate at which the fatty acids react with oxygen, potentially destroying nutrients and promoting spoilage. Even after processing, heat is important because oils can be damaged if they are stored at warm/high temperatures.