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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by sponge, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. sponge

    sponge Yellow Belt

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    Is deep frying in olive oil unhealthy?
     
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    Generally no, but because olive oil has a lower "smoking" temp than vegetable oil, I don't think it's recommended for deep frying.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    WTF do you mean, no?

    HELL YES deep frying is unhealthy- shallow frying is unhealthy. Olive Oil is considered a health food, yes, but that's in reasonable amounts. If you deep fry anything, you're radically altering its profile towards fat.
     
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    Deep frying is wrong but olive oil is the best oil to have but obviously in moderation
     
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    well, if you must deep fry, it's far better for you than vegetable or corn oil. I made potatoe chips in it last week, and they were damn tastey. FYI, olive oil has a reasonable smoking temperature, but virgin and extravirgin (TWO hymens) have low smoking temperatures and are therefore NOT suitable for cooking.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    TWO Hymens, you say?
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Kingmonkey, I have to ask- on behalf of the forum- do you know whose ass that is in your avatar?

    Beautiful.
     

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