Can you mix olive oil and vegetable oil?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “Can you mix vegetable oil with olive oil” with an in-depth analysis of the reason, how can you mix vegetable oil with the olive oil as well as the health benefits and the uses of olive oil and vegetable in our daily life. Moreover, we are going to discuss how vegetable oil is different from olive oil.

Can you mix olive oil and vegetable oil?

Yes, vegetable oil can be mixed with olive oil. There is a considerable difference in their flavor, fat content, and nutrition profile, but they both can be mixed and used for different cooking purposes such as deep-frying, baking, cooking foods, etc. 

What is the difference between olive oil and vegetable oil?

Vegetable oil contains a mixture of different neutral oils and has considerable concentrations of inflammatory compounds. On the other hand, olive is extracted by pressing olives and is the most organic and healthy form of unsaturated fats with a large spectrum of beneficial micronutrients.

Can you mix Olive Oil and Vegetable Oil for deep frying?

Yes. You should be okay mixing olive and vegetable oil as long as the olive oil has a high enough smoke point to perform your necessary duties. Most olive oils have a smoke point of at least 390° F, meaning it’s safe for a deep fryer. Consider not using extra olive oil as its smoke point may be closer to 350° F.

Can you mix oil when frying?

Yes, you can mix oils for frying, but ensure that they have a similar flavor profile. Do not be tempted to use extra virgin olive oil as it has a strong flavor and is hard to mask.

Can you mix vegetable oil and olive oil when cooking?

You can mix any vegetable oils with olive oil in the same container and then use them in cooking. However, it may not be a good idea unless you are trying to save a small amount of each.  Both oils have different tastes and different smoke points. After mixing you won’t know the properties of the mixture.

Can you mix olive oil with other oils?

Simply stated, mixed olive oils should be avoided. Producers who are looking to sell volume over quality may resort to mixing extra virgin olive oil with other vegetable oils like sunflower seed or grapeseed oil. Additionally, the company does not mix extra virgin olive oil with virgin olive oil.

Health benefits of olive oil:

  • It is rich in omega3 and omega6 fatty acids
  • It is a rich source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • It contains a large quantity of antioxidants.
  • It contains antioxidants that prevent cancers.
  • It is a form of high-density lipoproteins which insert beneficial health effects in the body.
  • The HDL content of olive oil reduces the low-density lipoprotein concentration in the body, protecting it from heart diseases.
  • It is associated with weight loss.
  • It acts as a laxative to relieve constipation.

You can read more about the health benefits of olive oil here.

Other FAQs about Oils which you may be interested in.

Can vegetable oil replace canola oil?

Can you use peanut oil instead of vegetable oil?

Do you add olive oil to spaghetti sauce?

Nutritional value of olive oil:

1table tablespoon olive oil contains the following nutrients:

It contains 4 grams of polyunsaturated fats that are heart-healthy and are considered good fats. It also contains 9 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids (that is an essential fat). There is no protein and carbohydrates in olive oil. It provides 10 micrograms of vitamin K, 2.4 milligrams of vitamin E and there are no minerals in the olive oil.

Different types of olive oil:

Processed olive oil: 

This type of olive oil does not have much nutritional value because of excessive processing. Micronutrients are present in minute quantities or are almost absent. It has almost the same properties as vegetable oil.

Virgin olive oil: 

Virgin olive oil is extracted from olives and undergoes only meager processing thus, contains considerable micronutrients. Only a small amount of micronutrients is removed but provides health benefits.

Extra virgin olive oil:

Extra virgin olive oil is the purest form of olive oil. It is extracted directly by pressing olives and does not undergo any processing. It contains the most amounts of micronutrients in the pure state and exhibits the most notable benefits.

What are the outcomes of mixing olive oil with vegetable oil?

Mixing virgin olive oil with other (less stable) edible oils leads to improvement of Physico-chemical characteristics and oxidative stability.Blends of sunflower and soybean oils, admixed with cold-pressed virgin olive oil  have the best quality parameters of oxidative stability and physioco-chemical properties.

Conclusion:

In this brief guide, we have answered the question “Can you mix vegetable oil with olive oil” with an in-depth analysis of the reason, how can you mix vegetable oil with the olive oil as well as the health benefits and the uses of olive oil and vegetable in our daily life. Moreover, we have also discussed how vegetable oil is different from olive oil.

Citations:

https://frugalinsa.com/fry/quick-answer-can-you-mix-vegetable-oil-and-olive-oil-for-deep-frying.html

https://www.quora.com/Can-you-mix-oils-for-frying

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Mahnoor Asghar is a Clinical Nutritionist with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is compassionate and dedicated to playing her part in the well-being of the masses. She wants to play a fruitful role in creating nutrition and health-related awareness among the general public. Additionally, she has a keen eye for detail and loves to create content related to food, nutrition, health, and wellness.