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Omega 3s in diff. types olive oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 27, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I'm curious what the difference between extra virgin olive oil and just regular olive oil is in terms of omega-3 content.

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on March 27, 2013
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Olive oil does not carry much significant amount of omega-3, it's almost all mono-unsaturated fat (oleic-acid). In fact, it even has more omega-6 PUFA than omega-3, but just a little bit so it's not something to worry too much about it. See:

omega-3s-in-diff.-types-olive-oil

I don't think it's worth worrying about this, just stick with quality brands, extra virgin is the best, cold pressed does not seem to be really necessary. Best used in salads and as a general dressing, you can still fry with it but try not to heat it too much. Here is Spain is pretty easy to find and a staple of our diet.

Some more info: http://www.aromadictionary.com/oliveoilfaq.html

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