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    Hey fellow UK folk

    Apparently some olive oil companies don't have much integrity and use veg oils instead. What olive oil do you guys use, and are you sure it has integrity?
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

  • #2
    I use the extra virgin stuff from aldi and I have no idea on the integrity, it tastes pretty peppery though
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    • #3
      Hi
      I use the Napolina extra virgin or the Belerio (spelling?) extra virgin. Never tasted them as use them in cooking, but they're supposed to be good for us.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tribal Rob View Post
        I use the extra virgin stuff from aldi and I have no idea on the integrity, it tastes pretty peppery though
        Never know if I should trust Aldi and Lidl products! They do taste good, but did you hear the "My Lidl Pony" joke? (that was it).

        Originally posted by Eve2206 View Post
        Hi
        I use the Napolina extra virgin or the Belerio (spelling?) extra virgin. Never tasted them as use them in cooking, but they're supposed to be good for us.
        I'm using Napolina extra virgin as well But it's reasonably cheap, so I'm wondering if it's the real deal...
        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

        - Ray Peat

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        • #5
          for regular stuff (cooking etc) I use Co-Ops own brand (they have two, Greek & Italian I think?)
          For salad dressings etc I have some posh stuff I picked up at TK Maxx a while back, Senorio de Jamie Rosell Maximum
          and this one...


          The last 2 are lush but ive no idea where you would get them normally or what they would cost
          Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

          http://primaldog.blogspot.co.uk/

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          • #6
            Forgot to say, The Co-op oil is pretty good & I think real, the shop heating went on the blink a while back & their olive oil was going thick & cloudy just sitting on the shelves The stuff beside it (more expensive) stayed clear.....
            Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

            http://primaldog.blogspot.co.uk/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
              Forgot to say, The Co-op oil is pretty good & I think real, the shop heating went on the blink a while back & their olive oil was going thick & cloudy just sitting on the shelves
              Is that a good sign??

              Hah - love the randomness of TK Maxx!
              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

              - Ray Peat

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              • #8
                Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                Is that a good sign??

                Hah - love the randomness of TK Maxx!
                Yeah, real olive oil will go cloudy & solidify at lower temps, try popping it in the fridge to see if it goes cloudy/thick.
                Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

                http://primaldog.blogspot.co.uk/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
                  Yeah, real olive oil will go cloudy & solidify at lower temps, try popping it in the fridge to see if it goes cloudy/thick.
                  Thanks!
                  "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                  In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                  - Ray Peat

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                  • #10
                    I buy this

                    ** EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 5Ltr Spanish Cold Pressed ** | eBay

                    Superb olive oil. It comes in a 5 litre bottle and tastes great.

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                    • #11
                      I buy a Greek olive oil from my local health food shop called Hellenic. It comes in 5 litre tins and is absolutely delicious (and it does get thick and cloudy when put in the fridge). If I can't get that, then I buy Il Casolere olive oil from Sainsbury's, which is delicious - and the bottles are great for storing stock in the fridge ...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tribal Rob View Post
                        I use the extra virgin stuff from aldi and I have no idea on the integrity,
                        I honestly think Aldi's stuff is all reasonable quality.

                        I bought their "super lean" minced beef on offer this morning. I will be making some burgers to have as lunch next Monday & Tuesday when I'm on awaydays for a First Aid refresher course at Peterborough.
                        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                        • #13
                          I agree, I've always found the quality of aldi stuff to be good, their EVOO goes cloudy when it goes cold, often in the store. I think one of the reasons they are so cheap is they don't put the heating on to save money, it's always bloody freezing in there, but it's so small compared to a tescos hyper store we are out in 20 - 30 mins
                          You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by oliviascotland View Post
                            I buy a Greek olive oil from my local health food shop called Hellenic. It comes in 5 litre tins and is absolutely delicious (and it does get thick and cloudy when put in the fridge). If I can't get that, then I buy Il Casolere olive oil from Sainsbury's, which is delicious - and the bottles are great for storing stock in the fridge ...
                            Great tip - thanks!

                            Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                            I honestly think Aldi's stuff is all reasonable quality.
                            Originally posted by Tribal Rob View Post
                            I agree, I've always found the quality of aldi stuff to be good, their EVOO goes cloudy when it goes cold, often in the store. I think one of the reasons they are so cheap is they don't put the heating on to save money, it's always bloody freezing in there, but it's so small compared to a tescos hyper store we are out in 20 - 30 mins
                            I'm inclined to agree - I think their products are pretty good. It's too easy to forget that Expensive ≠ Better quality.
                            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                            - Ray Peat

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
                              Yeah, real olive oil will go cloudy & solidify at lower temps, try popping it in the fridge to see if it goes cloudy/thick.
                              Napolina Extra Virgin has failed the test!
                              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                              - Ray Peat

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