Why Would You Ever Choose Olive Oil Over Butter?
A comparison table with data taken from the USDA database for olive oil here and for butter here. This is merely a compiled data. Rows where zeros were in both were deleted to reduce space. I created this to compare EVOO, a butter consistency olive oil that some people choose to eat, thinking they eat something healthier than butter. Do they?
Based on the nutrients:
I Will Never Choose Olive Oil
Why on earth would I? Butter is filled with short and medium chained fatty acids, amino acids, and a ton of minerals and vitamins. Olive oil falls short of everything, except for monounsaturated fat. However, almost 25% of butter fat is monounsaturated as well, so do I really care? And finally, butter has omega 3 fatty acids whereas olive oil doesn’t.
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