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Is olive oil alcohol-free?

From: 
Bandicoot
Question: 

I am on certain medication that does not allow me to have alcohol, would olive oil have enough alcohol to effect me, because I didn’t know that it had any alcohol in it until I read information on your site.

Source: 
Dr. Deane
Answer: 

Olive oil has only miniscule amounts of alcohol. Most ripe fruits have tiny amounts of alcohol, but not necessarily ethyl alcohol, the kind in beer and wine. Alcohols, along with equally volatile aldehydes and esters, evaporate quickly and are what constitute most of the fruit's smell and taste.

Date: 
Sunday, February 26, 2006

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