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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...
What is the difference between extra virgin olive oil and olive oil?

What is the difference between extra virgin olive oil and olive oil?

05/22/2019
Extra virgin olive oil is the main ingredient in the diet of millions of people. The main reasons are clear: for its flavor and for your health. But when you go out and buy it, a recurring question comes up that hits...
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....
The most common defects in olive oil

The most common defects in olive oil

05/10/2019
As with any food, when it comes to olive oil you and I always look for top quality. It is essential to know when a product is in better or poorer condition, but the fact is that with liquid gold it is not always easy...
The different types of olive oil

The different types of olive oil

05/10/2019
Picture going to the supermarket to buy groceries for the week with a list of everything you need. You've written down 'Oil'. Then you reach the aisle and find a wide array of different varieties of olive oil. Right...
Smoothies with extra virgin olive oil: tasty and healthy

Smoothies with extra virgin olive oil: tasty and healthy

03/21/2019
I think you would agree with me if I said that the food you eat is the first way to take care of your health. Over the last few months I have written at length about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Today,...
The art of Italian cuisine: a tasting filled with mastery

The art of Italian cuisine: a tasting filled with mastery

03/13/2019
It is impressive how the typical foods of a small corner of the planet have gradually extended throughout the world. Virtually anywhere you go you will find typical Italian dishes such as pizza, pasta and lasagna....
The most common mistakes when using and conserving olive oil

The most common mistakes when using and conserving olive oil

03/06/2019
Extra virgin olive oil is the main pillar of the Mediterranean diet and we should take care of it the way it deserves. Such a valuable product is worth our attention both when conserving it and when using it for...
Olive varieties: the raw materials of the Master Blenders

Olive varieties: the raw materials of the Master Blenders

03/01/2019
In the heart of Tuscany, where the Mediterranean Sea nurtures olive groves with its climate, the wisdom of the world of olive oil has been handed down from one generation to the next. Nowadays the Master Blenders are...
Is a bitter, spicy extra virgin olive oil a poor quality product?

Is a bitter, spicy extra virgin olive oil a poor quality product?

02/14/2019
The answer is no. It may occur that the spicy and slightly bitter taste you get from extra virgin (always extra virgin) oil can lead to confusion, but it's actually something that attests to the good quality of the...
Olive oil in molecular cuisine: from tradition to innovation

Olive oil in molecular cuisine: from tradition to innovation

01/30/2019
All the tradition that goes into olive oil extraction is perfectly supplemented by maximum culinary innovation. From a product with centuries of history behind it, our liquid gold, to techniques born just a few...
How to present food on dishes or how to make a plate masterpiece

How to present food on dishes or how to make a plate masterpiece

01/25/2019
Creativity on a dish is an invitation for the senses. It is part of culinary enjoyment: it raises your expectations before taking choice morsels to your mouth. For me it is of the utmost importance when entertaining...
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