Olive Oil

Fats and oils have gotten a bad rap for several decades. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats, vitamin E and antioxidant phenolic phytonutrients. Yellow-colored oils are rich in beta-carotene and have a fruity flavor. Green-colored oils are rich in chlorophyll and poly phenolic compounds that provides antioxidants.
Here are some basics about Olive oil:

Storage - Store in a darkly tinted container in a cool dark location. You can extend the life of olive oil by storing in the refrigerator after opening.

Preparation - No preparation needing. Use at room temperature to top foods, or use for sautéing or roasting.

Cooking - Heating the oil does reduce nutritional value and heating at very high heat may cause toxicity.

*Tip Olive oil is full of calories avoid consuming more than about 2-3 tablespoons per day.

Olive oil Recipe

Mediterranean dressing

1cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 fresh lemon juice
4-5 cloves of garlic
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Press and chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes
Whisk lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and pepper
Slowly pour in the olive oil and whisk into a creamy dressing. The slower you add the oil and the faster you whisk, the thicker the dressing.
Store in refrigerator then allow to come to room temperature before serving.

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