Monday, 17 October 2011

Fry Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray

When you’re trying to lose weight or cut down on your fat intake, throwing out the cooking oil seems a good way to start. Whichever type of cooking oil you use, there’s no getting away from the fact that oil is pure fat and every tablespoon has 99 calories.

But when you’re cooking at home, whether frying, baking or grilling, sometimes you just have to use some oil. You can save yourself hundreds of calories by swapping to something like Fry Light which is perfect for low calorie and low-fat cooking.

Each spray has just one calorie and replaces one teaspoon (15ml) of regular cooking oil. You have to use it in a slightly different way to normal oil. For example, when shallow frying you must spray the oil onto a cold pan, then heat it up before adding the food. If you don’t do this you can end with a major food sticking problem.

Fry Light is also ideally used to spray onto food which has little of its own fat, for example vegetarian or Quorn sausages. You can spray it onto the skins of baked potatoes to make them crispy, or over home-made chips before cooking them in the oven. And when baking, spray the baking sheet with Fry Light instead of using butter.

Regular cooking oil has around 825 calories per 100ml whereas Fry Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray has 521 calories per 100ml. This is because Fry Light has other ingredients, including water and lecithin.
Fry Light Olive, Sunflower, Balsamic, Caesar

Other Fry Light Sprays in the range include: Sunflower Oil Spray, Stir Fry Spray, Better than Butter Oil Spray, Balsamic Dressing and Caesar Dressing. All have 1 calorie per spray.

Fry Light can be found in most larger supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per 4 sprays Fry Llght Olive (10” pan): 4 calories, trace protein, trace carbohydrates, trace sugars, 0.4g fat, trace saturates, 0.3g monounsaturates, nil cholesterol, trace fibre, trace sodium.

If you can't find them in the supermarket, there's always Amazon!


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