Christmas holidays are coming and with them the purpose to limit the excesses in family and company celebrations that we are going to have. QUALITYFRY, as experts in frying food will help you to enjoy this Mediterranean traditional techniquethat has created an infinity of recipes that are envied by more than one international cuisine. There would be only to remember that the origin of current Japanese tempura is hispanoportuguese, carried by Jesuits to the Far East in the XVI century.
We should keep in mind that, frying neither kills neither gets fat, being fats, on the other hand, essential in our diet. They constitute the main energy supply, they transport nutrients, they take part in the cholesterol metabolism and are precursor of hormones and are involved in the skin formation.
Importance of frying oils
The ideal oils are those heat stableand that provide health benefits. The most suitable for immersion frying are oils with high content in monounsaturated fatty acids, such as olive oil and some sunflower oils.
These acids, as oleic acid, play an important role in preventing cardiovascular diseases. In addition,olive oil is a source of antioxidants, polyphenols and carotenoids, that delay the ageing.
Scientists consider that a high consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids -are also present in food as the avocado, nuts, seeds- diminishes the levels LDL cholesterol named “bad”, minimizing the risks of coronary heart diseases.
To maintain a balance diet is necessary to pay attention, so much to the total quantity as to the type of fats we consume. In HORECA sector in general and in QUALITYFRY particularly, each day more, we keep in mind the healthy cuisine, betting on high oleic oils and on frying equipment – as Fast Chef Elite – that maintains a stable temperature frying and gets that food absorbs minimum fat through an Innovative frying process.
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Fats are not what they seem
Saturated Fatty Acids
Saturated fats are mainly found in products of animal origin as lard, butter and oils of tropical plants as palm or coconut. The high consumption of this type of fats is directly associated to the increase of the level of LDL cholesterol, the main cause of cardiovascular illnesses for which its consumption should be controlled.
They are produced by hydrogenation vegetable fats to form solid fats and they are found in many processed foods industrially. The trans fats should be limited to the maximum, for which we advise to reduce the consumption of food that contain them (we only have to look at the nutrition labels). We must replace them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids that are considered healthy fats.
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Polyunsaturated acids are essential fatty acids, do not produced by our organism but necessary for metabolic function, because of it they should be included in the diet, such as, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that are found primarily in salmon, sardine, trout and sunflower seeds oils and soy, among others.
In these Christmas time the best recipes, the healthiest one, is to enjoy our traditional cook – frying included- and the happiness to share it.