Rapeseed Oil (Canola) vs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Rapeseed oil is increasingly touted as being as healthy as olive oil. But is there good evidence for this?

Rapeseed is a toxic plant from the turnip family. “Canola Oil” was named after a Canadian Scientists who discovered a way to genetically modify the Rapeseed plant toxins down to an acceptable level per the FDA. The USDA did not feel “rapeseed oil” would sell in the USA, so they created the term “Canola” or ‘Canadian oil’ as a replacement.

Here at Fresh Harvest we feel that Canola Oil is NOT healthy because it is processed at extremely high temperatures using petroleum products.



World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease


This article is extremely interesting and worth a read. Be sure to note that real Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a very low polyunsaturated fat profile, so the Omega 3-6 ratio is not a big deal. In fact, the polyphenols in real EVOO are some of the most amazing antioxidants you can get. Just be sure to get real EVOO from a trusted source, as most of the EVOO on the market today is adulterated with Canola and other types of inferior oils. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE.

Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is The Healthiest Fat on Earth


This is a wonderful article that talks about the multiple health benefits of real EVOO.

Making sure you are using a REAL extra virgin Olive Oil is incredibly important. Unfortunately you can’t trust labels these days, especially for imported EVOO. Nearly all the imported EVOO (even big name brands) are adulterated with Canola and other types of oils and are NOT real EVOO, despite the label.

But when you use REAL EVOO in your diet, magic can happen….

To read the entire article, CLICK HERE:  http://authoritynutrition.com/extra-virgin-olive-oil/

Olive oil and salad combined ‘explain’ Med diet success


Keep in mind the vast majority of the EVOO you buy in the US is imported and not regulated by the FDA. 70% of the imported EVOO in this country is actually Canola Oil! So either buy from a reputable dealer like Fresh Harvest or buy domestic (California or Texas).  Because the health benefits of Canola are NIL! This diet only works with high polyphenol and real EVOO. But indeed, fat can burn fat.

Find out more by clicking the link below!



Cooking with real EVOO best among all other oils

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More on Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

“A peanut oil and an EVOO (with its natural polyphenols) were heated and compared with respect to rancidification.”

“Result:  More heat energy was needed to start the oxidation of fat molecules in EVOO than peanut oil which suggests that EVOO is more resistant to rancidification when heated. The authors attributed this to the polyphenols in the EVOO. “the higher thermal stability of triglycerides contained in the whole EVOO is probably due to the high concentration of polyphenols contained in it”
For more on this study, visit:  Slick Extra Virgin

Cooking with EVOO is Always Best!


Smoke Point vs. FFA Chart in Celsius

& Why Cooking With Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil is ALWAYS Better For You

The phenols found in fresh extra virgin olive oil also protect the oil from forming aldehydes which are more or less toxic to our cells, whether we eat them or inhale them while cooking. Aldehydes will begin to form in any type of cooking oil as soon as it begins to oxidize as a result of being heated up, and are increased when an oil is heated for a long duration or at very high temperatures.  The phenols (antioxidants) unique to fresh, well made extra virgin olive oil “sacrifice” themselves to this heat oxidation thus preventing or diminishing the formation of toxic aldehydes, which makes a strong, if not iron clad case for exclusively cooking with high phenol, low FFA extra virgin olive oil above all other cooking oil options available.

Beyond this, when we use high phenol olive oil for higher heat applications, we may still be left with some phenols and of course the flavor they impart, which does not speak strictly to the prevention of bad compounds, but does address the sensory and health benefit unique to fresh, well made EVOO.

To see a chart and get more in depth information about cooking oil and smoke point, please go to: Richard Gawel’s EVOO Blog: Slick Extra Virgin

Heal and Detox with Oil Pulling: The What, Why and How

img_flavor_profile Dave in our shop shared this article with us. We actually have several clients who are dentists that recommend Oil Pulling (aka. swishing EVOO in your mouth) to help with gum issues. Since our Fresh Harvest Olive Oil is of premium extra virgin quality, the antioxidants are really high in our products and real EVOO is a natural antiseptic.

We do not endorse all of the health issues associated with Olive Oil in this article, but it is very interesting. To read the article, please click the link below:

Heal and Detox with Oil Pulling: The What, Why and How

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/028266_oil_pulling_detoxification.html#ixzz2WIbTXoxL