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what is the diff between EVO and veg oil?

i was wondering if there really is a diff between the 2 cause on thanksgiving i was thinking to use veg oil instead of evo and is that a good idea?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on Nov. 15, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • evo is extra virgin olive oil.


    Answer by robinalbright at 11:03 PM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • EVO is extra virgin olive oil, it comes from only olives. Veg. oil is made from corn and other veggies.

    Answer by 41andholdin at 12:36 AM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • You could try using just regular old olive oil. It has a milder flavor, and is less expensive without the blandness of the vegetable oil. I would use olive oil for most recipes, however with some, it's best flavor wise, to just replace it with melted butter, in my opinion, especially for Thanksgiving!

    Answer by lillys_mommy09 at 1:11 AM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • EVO (should really be EVOO) is extra virgin olive oil. It has quite a different flavor than regular vegetable oil, so whether or not you should interchange them depends on what you'll be using it for specifically. In most cases, you can use the vegetable oil, but the flavor may be somewhat changed, especially in salad dressings where the flavor of the oil is highlighted. Olive oil is better for you as well.

    Answer by jespeach at 12:11 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • It is just a matter of taste. Use the oil you like the flavor of better. EVOO has a very distinct flavor which many people (myself included) love. You may find that you don't like it as well as vegetable oil.

    Answer by Marwill at 2:57 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • I agree w/Marwill ,better taste. Also probably better for you.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 2:52 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

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