Olive Oil tips from Metro Ontario

 Via the good people at Metro Ontario this morning!
Olive oil is a healthier alternative to butter and hydrogenated oils because it’s high in monounsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients? Keep these tips in mind to get the most out of your olive oil:

1. Choose a "virgin" or "extra virgin" olive oil, not "refined"
2. Store in a dark, room-temperature cupboard, or in the refrigerator to preserve nutrients
3. Try to use within six months or at most a year of opening the bottle, as it can degrade over time
4. Olive oil loses much of its flavor when used in high-temperature cooking.
At home, M and I tend to use olive oil in just about everything, because we have limited cupboard space and it's usually what I pick up at the store (coincidentally, at our local Metro). Keep in mind though, that olive oil does have a distinct flavor, and so if you're going to use it in non-savory foods (i.e. breakfast pancakes, chez nous), try to pick up a variation that indicates it has a light flavor rather than an full-flavored olive oil. Olive oil is vunderbar, but it tends to clash with maple syrup ;)
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