Daily Archives: February 3, 2014

  • The Best Temperatures and Uses for Common Cooking Oils

    Anyone can toss some oil into a pan and cook, but if you want to up your cooking game, consider using different oils based on the dish you’re… Read…

    We’ve talked about why you should have more than one cooking oil in your kitchen, but this graphic breaks down the differences between them nicely. It shows you smoke points for common oils, and their most popular uses, all in one good-looking chart.

    One of the biggest reasons you’d want multiple oils in your kitchen, especially more than just olive oil, is because different oils smoke at different temperatures, which means they lend themselves—and their flavor—best to different cooking methods.

    For example, ghee (clarified butter) or avocado oil both have high smoke points (well over 500 degrees F) so they’re great for high-heat cooking, frying, and broiling in ways that sesame or pumpkin oil, which have lower smoke points (closer to 300 or 400 degrees F, respectively,) are not.

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    Anyone can toss some oil into a pan and cook, but if you want to up your cooking game, consider using different oils based on the dish you’re… Read… We’ve talked about why you should have more than one cooking oil in your kitchen, but this graphic breaks down... 
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  • RPA to enforce olive oil regulations around authenticity and labeling

    The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has been chosen to enforce olive oil regulations around authenticity and labeling.

    RPA’s Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate will conduct regular checks at bottlers and the retail sector.

    This will include taking samples for laboratory chemical and taste analysis to Campden BRI .

    Product labels will also be examined to make sure they meet EU rules, which apply across all member states.

    Olive oil bottling establishments will be inspected and samples of records, storage and production facilities can be checked.

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    The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has been chosen to enforce olive oil regulations around authenticity and labeling. RPA’s Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate will conduct regular checks at bottlers and the retail sector. This will include taking samples for laboratory chemical... 
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  • Tunisia wants Italian Coratina olive cultivar for excellent olive oil quality

    This variety is known for its good quality and richness in antioxidants such as polyphenols and tocopherols. The biological activities of olive oil phenolic compounds have prompted several studies on their potential activity in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer

    Tunisia olive groves present several varieties among which Chemlali constitutes the bulk of the Tunisian olive cultivation. Grown in warm coastal and low steppe Chemlali groves occupy nearly 85% of the olive-growing area and contribute over 80% of national production in olive oil. To improve olive oil quality produced in Tunisia, some approaches have been considered among them the introduction of different new cultivars.

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    This variety is known for its good quality and richness in antioxidants such as polyphenols and tocopherols. The biological activities of olive oil phenolic compounds have prompted several studies on their potential activity in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer Tunisia... 
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  • Why should Americans buy premier Italian olive oil?

    In opinion of the author of “Extravirginity” book: “the great oils of Italy are, to paraphrase Lévy-Strauss, not just good to eat, but also good to think.” Artisanal Italian oil-makers interpret their olives in unique ways

    Americans need top-quality Italian olive oil for many of the same reasons that they need, and love, Italy.

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    In opinion of the author of “Extravirginity” book: “the great oils of Italy are, to paraphrase Lévy-Strauss, not just good to eat, but also good to think.” Artisanal Italian oil-makers interpret their olives in unique ways Americans need top-quality Italian... 
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