Saturday, February 28, 2015

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil  



When you think of Greece of do you think of ? Simmering under the beautiful sun, swimming  in crystal clear waters, taking walks through emerald forests and learning little bit of archaeology. Let me tell you , we have something extra - Extra Virgin oil, there are more types but I prefer this one, it's of a high caliber taste and it takes your cooking to a different level and of course it's totally healthy !

Olive oil, even today is a way of life just like food brings people together so does the process of olive oil. Olives are picked and taken to an olive mill where the olives are pressed in a process called centrifugation and the oil gets extracted and depending on the acidity of the oil, it gets its type- fine, extra virgin, extra fine etc. Extra virgin oil has an acidity of less than 1%. The different types of olive oil depends on the climate, location, soil, olive varieties etc. They are also an array of colors that distinguishes olive oil, it ranges from clear, deep olive green, golden and pale green

Whatever type of olive oil you use, it will provide you with loads of benefits, it's an excellent choice for cooking. It lowers your chances of heart complications, recent studies have shown that it lowers your blood pressure, improves the blood sugar and wards off cancer. These are just four major benefits and this alone should make you want to add olive oil to your daily diet.
Olive oil can be used in high heat cooking like deep frying because it contains manousaturated fatty acids, which are actually resistant to heating. Extra Virgin oil, has a high volume of antioxidants and Vitamin E, in which they help fight off oxidation when heated. Vitamin E and many other antioxidants act as guard and shield the oil from damage when it's heated at very high levels.

Many generations before me have been raised on Extra Virgin olive oil. I have been raised on olive oil and I want to continue this healthy heritage with my family. Olive oil, because of the high volume of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats, make it the healthiest of oils. I'm sure all these generations knew what they were doing. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is my choice for cooking, make it yours as well. Choose Extra Virgin Olive Oil and choose a healthier living.



                                           



I always have a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on my kitchen counter.