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Guide to Olive Oil

When it comes to cooking delicious foods, you can always trust olive oil to complement and add extra flavour to your favourite dishes. Olive Oil is a healthy and delicious way to better your diet. Enjoy eating while being good to your body!

Quick Facts

  • Olives are a traditional tree crop from the Mediterranean Basin.
  • The wild olive tree originated in Asia Minor, today the country of Turkey.

Nutritional Information

  • No cholesterol, no sodium, no trans-fat, no carbohydrates.
  • 14 grams of fat per serving (1 tablespoon).

Health Benefits

  • Offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL (bad cholesterol levels) and raising HDL (good cholesterol levels).
  • Extra Virgin oils are the most beneficial in that they are high in antioxidants and vitamin E.
  • May protect against the formation of stomach ulcers and gastritis.
  • Excellent for the digestive system, brain activity, and bone mineralisation.

Types of Olive Oil

  • Extra virgin : The least processed, the oil comes from the first pressing of the olives. 
  • Virgin : From the second pressing.
  • Pure : Undergoes some processing, a blend of refined and virgin or extra-virgin oil
  • Extra light : Undergoes considerable processing and has little flavour.

Storage Tips

  • Keep away from light and heat.
  • Best to store in dark and cool places.
  • Make sure bottle is tightly sealed as exposure to air promotes rancidity.

Start Cooking!

Organic 

Organic olive oils are perfect for those who like to keep it real! 

 

Extra Virgin 

For true olive oil lovers, there is no substitute for extra virgin! On bread, potatoes, or pasta, you'll love its rich and smooth flavour. 

Flavoured 

For those of us with an insatiable appetite for flavour, olive oils infused with flavours like rosemary and basil are just right for you! Available in a variety of flavours, you're sure to find one to satisfy your palate. 

Budget 

You don't have to spend a lot to enjoy the luxurious taste of olive oil. Live the rich life, minus the dent in your wallet. 

A Selection of Olive Oils

Greek Olive Oils 

 

Italian Olive Oils 

 

Spanish Olive Oils 

French Olive Oils 

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Olive Oil Sprayer 

Vinegar/Olive Oil Set 

Appetizer Dishes 

Olive Oil Posters 

Books About Olive Oil