What is the boiling point of olive oil? | The Olive Oil Source

What is the boiling point of olive oil?


What is the boiling point of olive oil?

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The boiling point of olive oil (570 degrees Fahrenheit) is much higher than the smoking point (375 - 400 degrees F) and would be a very dangerous temperature to try to achieve on a home stove. It would certainly ruin the oil and would be close to the flash or fire point (around 600 degrees F) and the danger of a conflagration would be great. (When you are deep frying and you see the oil "boiling" you are actually seeing the water in the batter or food boiling, not the oil.) A more useful temperature would be the smoke point.

Monday, November 7, 2005

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