pb4, you keep saying I said Olive Oil has no anti inflammatory properties. I did not say that, if you read my original msg and my followup, you will see that. I said it doesn't have that many, not enough to be the sole cause for jim83's son's etc.
olive oil actuallly is not high in omega 3's. I don't know if it has any. it has lots of anti oxidants, though. for this reason, I never heat it, as this breaks down the beneficial compounds. I don't always like the taste in food anyway, it's too strong or not the right taste for some dishes. and if I were to spend the $$$ for EVOO, it would be a waste.
flaxseed oil is high in the omega 3 ALA, which might be converted into EPA by your body, but might not. EPA is the anti inflammatory omega 3 in fish oil DHA is also in fish oil, but most of the AI effect is from EPA. I wouldn't rely only on one type of oil anyway. flaxseed oil is still good for you, even if it doesn't strictly convert into EPA in your body.
if you buy flaxseed oil, make sure it's been organically grown, coldpressed, and refrigerated during its trip, also refrigerated in the store. otherwise, if it would have less health benefits. I like it on salads, esp. if there's nuts in the salad. I would never heat it either.
found this interesting article on corruption in european olive oil trade: