Olive oil can be substituted for vegetable oil in baking, cooking and frying. Olive oil has a stronger flavor than vegetable oil, which can change the taste of the food.Know More
Fine Cooking notes that olive oil can be utilized in baking, but it's best used in baked goods with strong, warm flavors such as spiced bread or chocolate cake. If a recipe calls for half a cup of vegetable oil, half a cup of olive oil can be substituted.
Olive oil can be used instead of vegetable oil in salad dressings. Cooks can also use it to replace vegetable oil when sauteing foods or roasting vegetables.
Olive oil is suitable for frying foods, though extra virgin olive oil should be avoided when shallow or deep frying. Most olive oils have a smoke point similar to other vegetable oils such as canola, soy and safflower at or above 400 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the smoke point of extra virgin olive oil can range from 200 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.Learn more about Food Facts
Olive oil is good for people because it is healthy for the heart, lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar, prevents cell damage and functions as an anti-inflammatory. Some research is geared toward finding other potential benefits of an antioxidant found in olive oil, as of 2014.Full Answer >
Vegetable shortening and vegetable oil are not the same. Vegetable oil is derived from plant sources such as seeds. Manufacturers create shortening from vegetable oil through a process called hydrogenation, which creates a solid fat. Thus, vegetable shortening may contain more saturated fat and trans fatty acids than vegetable oil.Full Answer >
Olive oil is beneficial to the hair because it provides moisture and antioxidants, such as vitamins A and E. These vitamins protect keratin in the hair while locking in moisture. Olive oil also acts as an antimicrobial agent, helping prevent dandruff and lice.Full Answer >
Olive oil can be removed from hair using oil-blotting sheets or dry shampoo; it can also be removed by a thorough wash and rinse. However, if the hair is naturally dry, washing it again can further dry it.Full Answer >