There are several myths around olive oil. We bust these top four myths.
1. You can’t use it to fry
Extra virgin olive oil has a low smoking point. But pure olive oil has a high smoking point. As does extra light olive oil. Olive oil can be used for frying and cooking. It just depends on which type and how you use it
2. It isn’t healthy when heated
Heating does affect flavour but doesn’t diminish its health benefits
3. Darker the colour, better the quality
The oil’s colour depends on olive’s variety, country of origin, etc. Colour is no indication of the oil’s quality
4. If it solidifies, then it’s pure
Also untrue this is no ‘test’ to check purity. You can only know if olive oil is pure from its bouquet and taste.