Light flavored EVOO


(Kristen) #1

My doctor had me eliminate many things, one being canola oil, and my labs have improved. But I really miss using canola oil in my vinaigrettes. I always seemed to get a better oil acid balance and other flavors were more pronounced.

Are there any extra virgin olive oils that don’t behave like traditional EVOO’s? I’m looking for light, minimal flavor. I know that may not be entirely possible, but any brands or regions that get me as close to that as possible would be appreciated.

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(John) #2

without understanding the specific health reason for eliminating Canola in favor of Olive my suggestion may be totally off base but when I am looking to use a “light” or clean flavored oil I really like rice bran oil as it is very neutral and purportedly is among the “healthier” options for oil.


(Vanessa) #3

I would recommend you try seeking out Liquid Coconut Oil. I know Coconut Oil has become more mainstay, but unless you seek out liquid, it can be solid at room temperature.

They do offer a pure liquid version. Here is just a link to show you what it might look like.

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/natures-way-liquid-coconut-premium-oil-20-fl-oz-liquid?otherSize=NW847&SourceCode=INTL405&CAWELAID=1683471942&catargetid=530002460000214493&cadevice=c&gclid=Cj0KEQiAsNyxBRDBuKrMhsbt3vwBEiQAdRgPsidF2N3h9CMP-YLW6EmzSXjjAuQ8ef1xz2pJ3WjuQrIaAmdr8P8HAQ


#4

Industrially refined “light-tasting” olive oils retain their monounsaturates, but not the beneficial compounds that largely account for the bitterness in EVOO. Certain kinds of olives, e.g., arbequina and taggiasa, yield a more gentle EVOO, as do the more fully ripened olives used in some oils from, e.g., Provence.


(Kristen) #5

Thanks everyone!! I will add your suggestions to my list.

I did some add’l research and read that the Liguria region of Italy is also known to have a neutral flavor.