Olive Oil Vs Canola

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Classic Basil Pesto Recipe

This recipe is one of the first pesto recipes published by Sunset. Using Amarillo Grape and Olive products enhance this dish and gives it a modern touch. 


Are all olive oils the same? No, they are not. There is a particular struggle between health conscience recipes and chefs and at-home meals and cooks. Amarillo Grape and Olive provides health conscience patrons a variety of options to make the right choice when preparing tonights healthy meal that will not only make it healthier but give it flavor and excitement.

Here is the difference between olive oil and other oils...
OLIVE OIL
ℴ Olive oil is extracted from the fruit of olives.
ℴ Extra virgin olive oil and olive oil is cold pressed to retain natural nutrients and is higher in antioxidants and is a healthy choice.
ℴ Olive oil keeps the nutritional value intact.
ℴ Olive oil and extra virgin olive oil is used in cooking, dipping, skin and hair care, medicines, and religions.
ℴ Olive oil is praised for its topical use on hair, nails, and skin.
ℴ Oil and extra virgin olive oil is available at Amarillo Grape and Olive in a variety of flavors to enhance foods.
ℴ Olive oil and extra virgin olive oil can be stable at higher heat and is unlikely to form toxic compounds, however, it is best used in dips, dressings, or as a drizzle over foods like pizza and pasta.
ℴ Olive oil and extra virgin olive retain most or all of the olive taste with a peppery flavor. It also is enhanced with many different natural oils for a variety of interesting flavors to punch up your meals.
ℴ Olive oil can be stored in a cool, dry, and dark place and remain viable for a year.
ℴ Olive oil and extra virgin olive oil fights diseases like heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity.

CANOLA/VEGETABLE OIL
ℴ Canola and vegetable oil are processed from many kinds of mustard seed.
ℴ Vegetable oil and canola oil is genetically grown and manufactured under high heat that involves chemicals and bleaching.
ℴ Canola contains high trans-fat and saturated fat which is considered an unhealthy choice for heart health.
ℴ Vegetable oil and canola oil is used in cooking. Is also used as fuel in biodiesel form, lipstick, soap, candles, inks, and insecticides.
ℴ Canola oil and vegetable oil is best used for frying at high-heat searing and for deep frying, however, its fatty acids degrade and form toxic compounds like aldehydes, ketones, and alcohol.
ℴ Vegetable or canola oil has virtually no taste.
ℴ Canola oil is relatively cheap so is best used when on a strict budget.
ℴ Canola and vegetable oil are largely regulated for culinary use and has no determined value if used topically.
ℴ Canola and vegetable oil can be stored in a cool, dry, and dark place and remain viable for two years.
ℴ Canola oil causes inflammation, heart trouble, kidney and liver problems, and growth retardation.

So, which oil wins the struggle in the kitchen? Olive oil and canola oil share similar uses. Both can be used in frying and as a topping like salad dressing. However, if you are looking for a healthy, versatile cooking oil, olive oil is the better choice. Enhancing your health and adding depth and flavor to nearly any food can be done with olive oil instead of canola oil. Even though vegetable oils are popularized as “healthy” fat, they are genetically modified, partially hydrogenated and refined, causing it to be bad for your health.
Amarillo Grape and Olive offers a wide selection of healthy flavor infused olive oils. These oils are available to sample. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to help with any of your culinary needs.  


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