I hope this is the appropriate message board for my questions:
I have two bottles of Olive OIl
First bottle says: 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Second bottle says: Extra Virgin Olive Oil First Cold Press
1. What are the differences between the two bottles
2. Which bottle is best for eating, i.e. pouring on toast, salad, etc
3. Which bottle is best for cooking, i.e. to stir chopped onions till they are reddish brown, which serves as the basis for meat dishes
Cold pressed is usually better (no heat), but regardless extra virgin olive oil is best in the rawest form, health wise it is more effective when used cold or heated slightly. If olive oil becomes too hot, it loses its most of its nutritional value. So dipping breads, salad When cooking meat or onions, you can go ahead and stick with canola or vegetable oil. Plus it will be cheaper.