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Is olive oil dressing good for your health?

Is olive oil dressing good for your health?

09/02/2019
After years of experience in the kitchen, I've come to the conclusion that the dressing that goes down the best and that adds the perfect touch to my dishes is olive oil dressing. Another good thing about it is that...
Is frying in olive oil healthy?

Is frying in olive oil healthy?

09/02/2019
Frying with extra virgin olive oil gives your food a very pleasant taste, as well as enriching it with its multiple properties (such as vitamins and antioxidants). There-fore, one of the main advantages offered by...
How much oleic acid is there in olive oil?

How much oleic acid is there in olive oil?

09/02/2019
As you probably know, olive oil is one of the most stable oils. This means that its oleic acid content is rather high; so high, in fact, that it is the main component of this oil. But, specifically, how much oleic...
Our best EVOO - Extra Virgin olive oils reviewed

Our best EVOO - Extra Virgin olive oils reviewed

09/02/2019
All our oils are of the highest quality, and it is hard to crown one as the best. I've been thinking about which of them could be the best EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), and after tirelessly trying all of them, I've...
Why is olive oil good for you?

Why is olive oil good for you?

09/02/2019
I imagine that, like me, you enjoy the taste of top quality extra virgin olive oil. Feeling the density, the aroma and the aftertaste that it leaves on the palate is a favorite obsession of mine. This is something...
How long does it take an olive tree to bear fruit?

How long does it take an olive tree to bear fruit?

09/02/2019
Throughout the time that we've know each other, I've written lots about virgin olive oil: its properties, how to eat it, and other interesting facts. Nevertheless, I've told you little about the plant they come from:...
What's the Difference Between virgin vs extra virgin olive oil?

What's the Difference Between virgin vs extra virgin olive oil?

08/30/2019
We all know that there are three different types of olive oil: olive oil, virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil. Nevertheless, not everyone knows the difference between them. If you like olive oil as much as I...
Uses of olive oil in the kitchen

Uses of olive oil in the kitchen

08/30/2019
I was thinking about the different ways olive oil can be used to prepare a wide range of dishes, and I just had to list them. I couldn't be more in favor of this product; you just have to see how versatile and healthy...
Is it good to heat up extra virgin olive oil?

Is it good to heat up extra virgin olive oil?

08/09/2019
The most common use of extra virgin olive oil is undoubtedly in its raw form; for example, it is widely used in salads, seasonings and sauces. It is rumored that this oil should not be used to cook hot dishes....
What is a ketogenic diet?

What is a ketogenic diet?

07/24/2019
One of the diets that is a huge success nowadays is known as the ketogenic diet or the keto diet. The first time that I heard about it, I was very interested: it goes against most existing diets as its key theme is...
What countries are the main producers of olive oil?

What countries are the main producers of olive oil?

06/27/2019
Olive oil is one of the main ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, and the name clearly hints at where it is produced. The territory is none other than the Mediterranean basin. But do you know which countries are the...
How many varieties of olive tree are there?

How many varieties of olive tree are there?

06/27/2019
Each gender, over the years, has adapted to be in the optimal conditions to survive. Thanks to that, we can enjoy a great wealth of olive trees.
Olive oil calories and nutritional information

Olive oil calories and nutritional information

06/26/2019
I believe it is essential to know what I'm eating, particularly where packaged products are concerned. Healthy eating is paramount. As you are also interested in what you're consuming, I want to tell you a bit about...
Why is extra virgin olive oil healthy?

Why is extra virgin olive oil healthy?

06/26/2019
The topic of extra virgin olive oil came up when I was at lunch recently. Everyone I was there with knew that olive oil was healthy, but they didn't all know the reasons why. That left me thinking, and I decided it...
Are black olives healthy?

Are black olives healthy?

06/26/2019
I am sure at some point you have been curious as to why there are two types of olives: green and black. When I first started getting acquainted with Mediterranean cuisine, it was one of the first questions I had. I...
When should you use extra virgin olive oil?

When should you use extra virgin olive oil?

06/25/2019
As you know, extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest and most delicious olive oil there is. Adding this type of olive oil to my meals is one of the things I most enjoy in life. With that in mind, today I'd like to...
Is olive oil good for cooking?

Is olive oil good for cooking?

06/25/2019
That's right, dear Reader. As well as being the most delicious oil available, it is also one of the healthiest, whether raw or cooked. Personally, I cook daily with this type of oil to help me stay healthy and keep in...
How to infuse olive oil

How to infuse olive oil

06/25/2019
I love all aspects of the taste of olive oil: whether natural, aromatic or infused. I'm sure you feel the same way. Whilst natural olive oil is the taste of family tradition, an aromatic or infused oil completely...
Complete Mediterranean diet food list

Complete Mediterranean diet food list

06/24/2019
It has been known for several years now that the Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is. It's true, we all understand this, but do you know which foods feature in the Mediterranean diet and why they are so...
Does olive oil contain Vitamin E?

Does olive oil contain Vitamin E?

05/23/2019
Olive oil, which I use for cooking on a daily basis, is one of the most complete foods around. For instance, it's rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. But what many people wonder (that may include you) is...
What does cold pressed olive oil really mean?

What does cold pressed olive oil really mean?

05/23/2019
In the world of olive oil we often hear the expression 'cold pressed' or 'cold extracted'. But as consumers we may not really understand what this means. As a result, doubts may arise on whether it is good quality or...
Characteristics that make Carapelli different

Characteristics that make Carapelli different

05/22/2019
I'm glad you've come here. You are most likely a regular consumer of extra virgin olive oil or are starting to get used to liquid gold. Today I'll speak about the characteristics that make Carapelli's EVOO different....
What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy?

What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy?

05/22/2019
I'm not the only one saying it. Expert nutritionists all over the world acknowledge the fact that the Mediterranean diet is perfect for our health. We find extra virgin olive oil at the core of this culinary lifestyle...
How to use extra virgin olive oil when you're cooking

How to use extra virgin olive oil when you're cooking

05/22/2019
I enjoy cooking at home, more and more every day. I follow the traditional recipes from my family and (provided I can and know how to) try to give them a personal touch or make inroads into modern cuisine. Surely you...
How many calories do olives have?

How many calories do olives have?

05/22/2019
Olives are a classic in the Mediterranean cuisine. Both for consumption and for producing olive oil. In these days we want to take care of ourselves with a healthy diet and we want to know about our calorie intake....
Is it safe to cook with olive oil?

Is it safe to cook with olive oil?

05/13/2019
I'm sure that, just like me, you love to cook, trying out new products and flavors, creating dishes using the ingredients at hand in your refrigerator … Now it's normal for you to wonder at times whether it's safe to...
7 tips to thoroughly enjoy your extra virgin olive oil

7 tips to thoroughly enjoy your extra virgin olive oil

05/13/2019
On many occasions I have commented that extra virgin olive oil is the star product in the Mediterranean diet, thanks to its long list of benefits. However, just as with any other food, we need to consider a few...
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: the most common aromas and flavors

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: the most common aromas and flavors

05/13/2019
As I have already written in the lines making up this blog, there are many different olive varieties. As you are aware, this leads to a number of different nuances in the world of EVOO. I have not yet written about...
Eight health benefits of the Mediterranean diet

Eight health benefits of the Mediterranean diet

05/13/2019
Flavor, health, variety … The Mediterranean diet enjoys worldwide fame thanks to all the culinary possibilities it allows and the many different foods it comprises, and extra virgin olive oil just happens to be its...
What is the extraction process used to obtain olive oil?

What is the extraction process used to obtain olive oil?

05/13/2019
Oil freaks such as you and I are always eager to learn new details of how the liquid gold we cherish makes it to our table. In the next few lines I will tell you about the extraction process used to obtain olive oil....
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