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What is difference between olive oil and vegetable oil ?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 12 Jan '11 11:02 am
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What makes olive oil a superior product to other oils?
Three things make olive oil superior to vegetable oils: taste, nutrition and integrity.
Taste is the most obvious difference between olive oil and the commercially popular vegetable oils such as corn, soybean and canola oils. These oils are tasteless fats. You would not want to eat a piece of bread dipped in vegetable oil; for the same basic reason, many chefs refrain from adding tasteless fat to the foods they prepare. When you cook with oil, get the most flavor and texture you can.

Olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil, adds a flavor and textural dimension lacking in other oils, making it a suitable substitute for butter and margarine in almost any recipe. In fact, more and more restaurants are serving extra virgin olive oil, both plain or flavored with salt and pepper, as an alternative to butter for bread.

Nutritionally, olive oil contains more monounsaturated fat than any of the popular vegetable oils. For more ...more
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 12 Jan '11 11:09 am

 
  
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Olive oil is costlier than other oils.
Answered by anantharaman, 13 Jan '11 03:35 pm

 
  
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Answered by wenz, 12 Jan '11 01:32 pm

 
  
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Olive oil is cholestrol free
Answered by yusuf syed, 12 Jan '11 11:21 am

 
  
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Though olive oil is a kind of vegetable oil, there are several differences between olive oil and what is commercially sold as vegetable oil. Everyone needs fat in their diet and cooking oils provide your body with the healthy unsaturated fats that help protect your immune system. Both types of oils have both pros and cons, and when consumed in limited quantities, can be very beneficial to your health.

All oils have the same nutritional make up 13.6 grams of fat and 120 calories per tablespoon. Though both olive oil and vegetable oil are touted for their health benefits, it is important to understand that both should be used in moderation as part of a healthy diet.

Olive Oil Basics
Olive oil is made by the mechanical pressing of olives, or Olea europaea, as they are scientifically named. This crude form of natural oil has its own unique and natural flavor and is used for both cooking and eaten raw. Olive oil is packed full of antioxidants and mono-unsaturated fats and is general ...more
Answered by gkr, 12 Jan '11 11:08 am

 
  
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Olive is fruit of a tree ; other vegetables are also so, thus all are vegetable oils. These oils are different only when we talk of the oils extracted from the earth which are called mineral oils.
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 12 Jan '11 11:08 am

 
  
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Olive oil is one of the vegetable oils. Olives are known for their healthy nutritive contents and are known to fight cholesterol etc. SO they are better option among various edible oils.
Answered by Aditya Misra, 12 Jan '11 11:07 am

 
  
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Olive oil is made by the mechanical pressing of olives, or Olea europaea, as they are scientifically named. This crude form of natural oil has its own unique and natural flavor and is used for both cooking and eaten raw. Olive oil is packed full of antioxidants and mono-unsaturated fats and is generally thought of to be one of the most heart-healthy choices. Olive oil is a good choice of oil when you will be cooking at a low to medium temperature because of its low smoke point of 375 degrees.
Olive oil is shown to increase good cholesterol levels while decreasing the bad cholesterol levels in our bodies, and helping to prevent against heart disease and certain types of cancer. Additionally, olive oil works to promote the secretion of bile from the pancreas.
There are many different kinds of olive oil, with extra virgin olive oil being the least refined and most natural. Olive oil should always be kept in a cool, dark location with its top in place to prevent oxidation and rancidity. ...more
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Answered by hena akhtar, 12 Jan '11 11:07 am

 
  
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As far as health, olive oil is the way to go. It is best for drizzling, or in dressings, or to quick saute as it doesn't have a very high smoke point (the temp at which it will burn.)

For frying, peanut oil has the highest smoke point, and it imparts a rich flavor to fried foods. You can use vegetable oil or canola oil to fry as well, but their smoke points are a little lower and therefore frying loses a bit of it's crispiness when using these two oils. They are also basically flavorless.

Due to their flavorless nature, vegetable oil or canola oil is best for baking.

I use olive oil fairly regularly, it's also fun to experiment with infused oils by putting the oil in a jar with different herbs or spices, some of my faves are garlic oil, rosemary oil (delicious with pork loin), and peppered oil.
Answered by valobasa, 12 Jan '11 11:05 am

 
  
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