Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a classic of Mediterranean cuisine for cooking and finishing dishes.
Highly nutritious - rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins E, K, and beneficial fatty acids. A high-quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is always made from healthy olives picked manually and pressed as soon as possible after harvesting, preserving all the goodness. The term “virgin” is a guarantee of quality and it has the freshest flavor of all olive oils.
As EVOO is unrefined it is a delicate product, and it must be stored properly. Light, air, and heat can all affect the quality of EVOO, this is is why the bottles of good olive oil are made from dark glass (the darker the better) and why it is better to have small bottles for use at home, this way the exposure to air is minimized. Store the bottle away from the stove and direct sunlight to protect the bottle from heat and light exposure.
EVOO helps lower LDL cholesterol which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease. With its smooth finish and fresh olive flavor, EVOO is a popular addition to many meals.