Extra Virgin Olive Oil
What You Need to Know About Our Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Our Extra-virgin olive oil is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. There are very specific standards oil has to meet to receive the label “extra-virgin.” Because of the way extra-virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste, and has a lower level of oleic acid than other olive oil varieties. It also contains more of the natural vitamins and minerals found in olives.
Our Extra-virgin olive oil is considered an unrefined oil since it’s not treated with chemicals or altered by temperature.
While you can cook with extra-virgin olive oil, it does have a lower smoke point than many other oils, which means it burns at a lower temperature. Save the pricey good quality stuff for dipping bread, dressing, dips, cold dishes, and use the less expensive stuff for cooking and baking.
Here are some of the many health benefits of olive oil supported by scientific research:
- Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fat. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. This fatty acid is believed to have many beneficial effects and is a healthy choice for cooking.
- Olive oil contains large amounts of antioxidants.
- Olive oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Olive oil contains nutrients that can fight inflammation. This includes oleic acid as well as antioxidant oleocarbon.
- Olive oil can help prevent stroke. There are many great studies showing that people who consume olive oil have a much lower risk of developing stroke, the second largest killer in developed countries.
- Olive oil protects against heart disease. Olive oil has many health benefits for the heart. It reduces blood pressure, protects LDL particles from oxidation and has beneficial effects on many other risk factors.
- Olive oil does not cause weight gain and obesity. Consuming large quantities of olive oil does not seem to increase the likelihood of weight gain. It can even be beneficial for weight loss.
- Olive oil can help fight Alzheimer's disease. Some studies show that olive oil can help fight Alzheimer's disease, but more research is needed to confirm this.8. Olive oil can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Studies and clinical trials suggest that olive oil, combined with a Mediterranean diet, can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Olive oil can help treat rheumatoid arthritis. Olive oil can help reduce pain and swelling of the joints from rheumatoid arthritis. The beneficial effects increase significantly when combined with fish oil.
- Olive oil has antibacterial properties. Extra virgin olive oil has proven to be particularly effective against Helicobacter pylori, a type of bacteria that can cause stomach ulcer and stomach cancer.