Earlier studies have already shown that using vegetable oils to fry food may be bad for health due to production of toxic chemicals called aldehydes during heating process.
A new study, however, now shows that even though olive oil is classed as a vegetable oil, that heating monounsaturated olive oil creates fewer aldehydes than other vegetable oils.
Furthermore, for foodies out there, it can also help to create the perfect fried egg as olive oil has a low smoke point, and heats up much more quickly. The revelation comes from toBrit+Co.
According to them, the egg will become crispy more quickly, while leaving the yolk perfectly runny in the middle
However some people avoid using olive oil as the oil has a savoury flavour that can absorb into the eggs.
However, Bri+Co experts say mellow taste of olive oil can actually be the perfect canvas for other flavours if one is having it as a part of a larger breakfast.