Thursday, December 4, 2014

Forbes Living TV Shares Getting to Know More about Olive Oil

As families gather and enjoy scrumptious meals this time of year, Forbes Living TV wants readers to get to know more about olive oil, how to store it and use it for best results. It is one of the healthiest oils sold in stores and a staple of the Mediterranean diet.

Two tablespoons of olive oil is essential to healthy cooking and eating for everyone. There are different varieties of olive oil in the store and all of them are good for us.  
  • Light oils contain the same amount of fat and calories as regular oils. The oil is lighter in color and the flavor is lighter and more neutral tasting. 
  • Darker oils and virgin olive oils have a more authentic flavor.
  • Olive oil should never be stored in the fridge for even one day. It lasts longer if stored in a cool, dry space like a cupboard.
  • Avoid keeping on the counter near the stove as heat can spoils it properties.  
  • Despite the great BOGO sales for olive oil, skip them unless you plan to use it all up within six weeks of buying. 
  • Most people cannot use a medium-size bottle of olive in six weeks.
  • Instead, consider getting an olive oil spray. It is a great way to season salads and veggies.
  • Try a flavored olive oil for fish and other dishes to add variety and taste.

The Forbes Living TV show encourages readers to reconsider olive oil and use it for cooking, sautéing, flavoring and dipping. A little bit goes a long way.

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