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Olive Oil Buyer's Guide

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by MikeMartial, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. MikeMartial Black Belt

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    Thanks MM.

    **goes to check out my olive oil bottles for IOOC or COOC stamp**
     
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    Macadamia Nut oil is also a very good oil. It's omega 6 breakdown is very similar to olive oil.
     
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    his recommendation to only get EVOO is off base tho. Cooking w/ EVOO degrades the oil and makes it no different than just olive oil. It might be a very, very small amount better, but not enough to justify the difference in cost.
     
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    To expand:

    The breakdown of MUFA, PUFA, and SAT is fairly similar.

    Macadamia oil has a ratio of 6.3:1 of O6:O3, and olive oil is slightly higher at 13.1:1

    Interestingly enough, Cordain is a fan of canola oil, due to the high MUFA content, and O6:03 ratio of 2:1, which (he describes) as being optimal.

    This is taken from Cordian's The Paleo Diet for Athletes
     
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    Cretan olive oil ftw
     
  7. Anyone know about Costco EVOO? All it says is EVOO, first cold press.
     
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    I was at Costco today, and looked at their olive oil. Didn't notice any certs anywhere on the label; I'd hazard a guess that you'd be paying a hefty price in a premium shop for high grade olive oil.
     
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    I may be reading that ratio wrong but I always thought Mac Nut oil had more sats than polys...

    http://vitanetonline.com/forums/1/Thread/708

    EDIT: Nvm. I'm an idiot.
     
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    They do. 16.5% SAT to 1.9% PUFA. The ratio I listed refers to omega-6 to omega-3, both of which are MUFA.

    That website lists the O6:O3 ratio as 1:1, which is surprising.
     
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    Yeah, I've got the Sam's Club "select Premium" brand and "Omaggio" brand that I bought at Sam's. Neither of them has a cert anywhere either.:icon_neut
     

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