Power Food For The Day
Why it's healthy
Full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (10 g per tablespoon), which lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and raise "good" HDL cholesterol, and polyphenol antioxidants, which fight cancer and heart disease.
How to buy
Choose a size you'll use within 2 months As the container empties, it fills with oxygen; the olive oil starts to oxidize, or deteriorate, and eventually tastes stale, like wet cardboard.
Opt for dark glass It protects the olive oil from light, another source of flavor-sapping oxidation.
Splurge for taste Buy extra virgin if you want to emphasize the oil's flavor, as in dressings or marinades; use pure for sauteing or stir-frying.
Store opened bottles in a dark, cool place, such as the back of a pantry or your fridge--though oil stored there may cloud, it will clear at room temperature.
Prevention's picks for taste:
Extra virgin: Trader Joe's Australian ($7 for 17 oz)
Pure: Bertolli Classico ($9 for 17 oz)
Light: Pompeian Extra Light ($6 for 16 oz
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