Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Where It Comes From: Extra-virgin is the olive oil variety with the most benefits. It's created from the first pressing of olives, with no heat or chemicals used to get the oil.
- Calories: 120 calories per tbsp
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Smoking Point: 365°F
- Where It's Best: It's an ideal base if you're cooking up a healthy homemade salad dressing or adding to a soup. Since extra-virgin olive oil has a lower smoking point than other oils, follow these instructions when heating. The flavor is pretty bold and has a peppery finish, so it's best to keep it savory (but this YumSugar recipe for olive-oil cake may change your mind).