Oil is an essential medium of health recipes. Figuring out the enriching one, results in a great outcome. Two of the popular oils that complement good health are vegetable oil and olive oil. Olive oil is a rich source of good health. Just as time has elapsed, olive oil has gained a handsome amount of ground because of the steep marketing by the industry. Still it cannot step into the shoes of cooking oil due to various reasons. Plus there are many misconceptions that envelope this product. Let’s debunk some of the common ones by knowing its offerings, while comparing it with cooking oil.


Both these oils are products of two different sources. Vegetable oil is a produce of plant sources like seeds and nuts, and olive oil comes from olive fruit. This creates a difference in the oils’ smoke point (the temperature at which the oil starts to smoke at).


As vegetable oil possesses a higher smoke point than olive oil, it can withstand the beating of heat, making it suitable for cooking at high temperatures. While olive oil goes weak at high temperature due to its low smoke point.


When it comes to taste, vegetable oil is tasteless, which works well when you want the entire flavor to result from the recipe itself. Meanwhile, olive oil, mainly the extra-virgin grade, is more likely to play a demon in a recipe’s flavor due to its peculiar taste.


Vegetable oil is preferred for deep frying and stir-frying. It’s the one that can be used in almost any recipe. And its low cost, makes it the best option to have. Even if you are considering making snacks, vegetable oil is the one to look for.

Olive oil is considered for decorative dishes due to its flavor enhancing properties. But, when it is heated above its smoking point, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) break down and the known health benefits lose ground like other oils, which can withstand higher cooking temperature. It’s also more expensive than vegetable oil as it comes from a fruit.


When it comes to health, olive oil is known to be an obstacle for major biological and neurological problems, like Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and many types of cancers that occur in the lungs lungs, breast, respiratory tract, upper digestive tract and digestive tract. This has been possible due to the oil possessing a high concentration of essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and -6. Still, this marvel has found its way into health palettes with just a splash of it.



If you heat an oil beyond its smoke point, it gives off toxic smoke. Hence olive cannot be a substitute for cooking oil.

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