BY FRANCESCA VAN SOEST, MAY 6th, 2020
We could not be more excited to announce that our olive wellness and research team has written a chapter about the myths surrounding cooking with EVOO and why all the negativity needs to be dispelled. If you have ever found yourself wondering about whether you should or shouldn't cook with EVOO, we are here to tell you that you absolutely can, and in fact you SHOULD as it is one of the healthiest oils in the world to cook with. If you need further persuasion check the out excerpt below and link to the full chapter.
"Mediterranean cultures have used Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) as the only source of cooking oil for centuries, with their diet showing the highest amount of scientifically proven health benefits. However, there is a common misconception that EVOO is not suitable for cooking given its relatively lower smoke point, despite no scientific evidence that support this. This chapter aims to provide an overview of how EVOO is healthier, safer, and more stable to cook with than other common edible oils. Furthermore, this chapter aims to present EVOO’s suitability for use on Teflon coated pans, which is another common myth."
Full chapter can be found here.