Olive Oil spray Last Post 23 Apr 2004 04:20 PM by maureen. 7 Replies. Sort: Oldest First Most Recent First
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maureen

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 23 Apr 2004 04:20 PM Does anyone else use the can olive oil spray? I use it often but wonder how I can measure the fat/calories in it. The label reads 0 calories/fat but that's for like a small spray (they include some measure). But I use it quite liberally and just wondered if anyone has figured this out. Thanks.
sweetlovr
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 23 Apr 2004 08:29 PM I use it almost every time I cook and don't count it as anything.
Dennis

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 24 Apr 2004 01:45 AM [quote:d347015cc8="mambaa2"]Does anyone else use the can olive oil spray? I use it often but wonder how I can measure the fat/calories in it. [/quote:d347015cc8] If you are not getting fat, then it doesn't matter. :D However, if you are concerned, then take the total contents of the can (so many ounces of olive oil) and see how many times you used it before it is empty. Divide the number of times you used it by the total volume in the can. That would be the average amount that you use. You may have to do some units conversions and math to get the actual calories. A faster and more accurate way to find out is to spray out a whole can into a baking dish. Time how many seconds it takes to empty the can. Measure out the volume of oil in the dish, then divide by the total number of seconds. That will tell you the volume of oil you get per second of spray. You will just have to pour the olive oil on your salads for a few days if you don't want to waste it. :wink:
RBrownson
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 25 Apr 2004 05:35 PM The only problem is that it also includes a propellant, so the counts would likely not be accurate. I find the taste of the propellant used to be kind of rank, so I wouldn't like to pour it on a salad.
TopBoffin
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 26 Apr 2004 05:31 AM You could take another avenue by avoiding using the propellant and the spray oil altogther. I use normal olive oil but I put a small amount on a piece of paper towel and just wipe it over the pan ( Its cheaper and has the same result) . gofish has given you a couple of methods to answer your question, but another way to get an estimate of the amount you use would be to ( just for once) use normal oil so that it looks about the same amount as your spray (after it has settled and the propellant has discipated) and keep track of that measurement. Thats a bit convoluted - do you get what I mean? Just for interest what is the propellant used in your can? pesonally, i wouldnt worry about couting it (unles you are needing to keep a very close count of the amount of fats you are using) cheers Top
Carrie
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 28 Apr 2004 02:30 PM I went around this a different way. I bought a pump sprayer for olive oil at the cooking store. (Is it called a 'Misto'?) I fill it with whatever grade olive oil I wish, pump it a few times (pressurizing it) and then I spray it. The container is opaque so I don't worry about the oil going rancid. When I remember, I keep it in the refrig. I don't count the olive oil really, it seems so small of an amount. I just try to be mindful of how much other fats I use later when I am eating. I use it for cooking, baking pans, etc. No propellants are involved, just pure olive oil.
RBrownson
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 28 Apr 2004 08:17 PM I had one, but it wasn't a misto--anyway, it clogged a lot so I don't use it anymore. Does the MIsto clog? Ronica
Carrie
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 28 Apr 2004 09:35 PM I haven't had any problems with clogging, although I periodically run the spray part under hot water just to be sure. Works like a charm! Carrie
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