What Makes Pomace Olive Oil Excellent Cooking Oil Option?by Luessi Dino I am a Writer
Pomace olive oil in India is considered among the best cooking oils. It is made from the dry remains of the fruit including its pit and skin. These remains are left after extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has been extracted. Pomace oil is valued for both its cooking properties and health benefits.
Find out why more and more people are using olive oil in the kitchen.
High Heat Tolerance: Pomace oil is capable of standing up to heat for different types of cooking. Its composition is not broken under high temperatures. This means that there is no alteration in its smell or taste. This is because pomace olive oil has already passed through high temperature during the refining process. All the color or flavor changes have already been made. It has even higher smoke point than EVOO.
No Influence on Flavor:
It is different from EVOO in that it has been refined. This gives it a
lighter flavor and color. When you use it for preparing dishes, it
doesn't influence its flavor. However, if you want to taste the oil's
flavor in your recipes, you should be using Extra Virgin Olive Oil or
virgin olive oil.
Among other benefits, this type of olive oil has the property of spreading more than other cooking oils. This means that you will require only a small quantity for cooking.
Health Benefits: Besides being an excellent cooking oil, pomace oil is amongst the healthiest cooking oil you can find. It is considered as a much healthier alternative to vegetable oils.
Some of the different health benefits of using it for cooking are as follows:
Reduced Cholesterol Levels: The oil is made solely from olives. So it retains all the healthy lipids in the fruit. It contains higher percentage of monounsaturated fats with very low polyunsaturated and saturated fats. The 80% monounsaturated fat content helps in reducing cholesterol levels in your body. It is well known that cholesterol can affect blood flow in the arteries. When you cook with this low cholesterol cooking oil, it helps prevent the arteries from getting clogged.
According to a recent study at the national Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation and Diabetes Foundation India, people suffering from metabolic problems noticed significant improvement when they began using olive pomace oil. Adding this central ingredient of Mediterranean diet goes a long way in improving your health and life.
Additional Benefits: The use of olive oil also enhances your skin and hair. It makes your skin smooth and healthier. It can be especially beneficial if you have dry skin. It also helps in preventing dry scalp and hair loss. Besides using it for cooking, you can also use it for topical application on the scalp, hair, and skin.
The olive oil has lower absorption property. This further makes it an excellent option as a cooking. According to various studies, only a third the amount of other oils is required for food preparation. This makes pomace a better alternative to refined sunflower, refined soybean, rice bran, and many others.
There are several brands of the oil available in India. Your task is to choose something that is best for your family's health.
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