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Diet Tip
September 18, 2003
The first mechanical process of pressing olives yields the robust “virgin” olive oil. Virgin olive oil is best used in recipes that require minimal heating, as in dressings, marinades, or dips. To maintain flavor and freshness, store it away from direct sunlight. And remember, though it contains heart-healthy fats, it still has 45 calories per teaspoon. A small amount goes a long way.
 
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