Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Research Finds Extra Virgin Olive Oil Safest, Most Stable for Cooking.
Australian researchers found extra virgin olive to be the safest and most stable oil even when used at high temperatures, dispelling a common myth about cooking with olive oil. In the study published in the journal Acta Scientific Nutritional Health, scientists heated popular cooking oils and performed a range of tests to assess parameters connected to stability. Aside from EVOO, the oils tested included virgin olive oil, refined olive oil, canola, grape seed, coconut, avocado, peanut, rice bran and sunflower oils. One of the main findings was that EVOO produced the lowest quantity of harmful substances called polar compounds. The refined oils produced a lot more.