Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Allergy Dude was going to summarize some of his reading about olive oil, when he realized that once again wikipedia has beaten him to the punch again. No matter, give credit where credit is due. The retail grades of olive oil should be scrutinized. The labels can be very confusing and vary from nation to nation. Nevertheless, The Allergy Dude endorses using monounsaturated fats in your cooking as a step towards a healthier diet. Olive oil contains by far the highest amount of monounsaturated fats by weight (75%) of all vegetable oils available. Sunflower oil and peanut oils come close depending on the variety, which alters the content of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
Posted by Neil Kao at 12:39 PM