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Many reasons to buy oil in our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Shop
Olive oil is a vast source of flavors and tastes, specially when it is “just harvested“. Moreover olive oil can cure a lot of illnesses and helps us to enjoy of a healthier life. Scientists are investigating in these days why the incidence of cancer in the Mediterranean countries as Spain, Italy, Greece or Turkey is clearly lower compared to the rest of Europe, USA or Canada. The think that olive oil could have something to do with it. Even thou this hypothesis has not been proven yet, olive oil contains polyphenol molecules that would act as protectors of our health, and even could kill malignant cancer cells! Olive oil acts actually as a medicine that has effects in the short, medium and long term. Many investigations have proven that helps to reduce cholesterol and therefore arterial hypertension.
Why oil must be Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
There are many others kinds of vegetables oils, as palm oil, coconut oil, soja oil or sunflower oil. Some of them are clearly bad for our health, as palm oil. Avoid cooking with them because with heat they turn easily into aggressive free radicals, causing damage and contributing to many diseases. On the other side olive oil is the vegetable oil which resists better to high temperatures and remain stable. So, it is very recommended, form a health point of view, to always cook with olive oil. Besides, it must be Extra Virgin because this means that its oleic acid is still non-degraded and its polyphenol molecules still there. For this reason, we must always keep our extra virgin olive oil in its bottle, well closed (oxygen harms the oil, starting oxidation processes), and away from light and heat.
Extra Virgin Oil means superior category olive oil obtained only by mechanical methods in the mill. No chemicals and without any additives. Only olive juice. If you visit an olive oil shop online read carefully the Product Details. Sometimes we see in the label we read “refined olive oil” or simply “olive oil”. Be careful! this means that the oil was so deteriorated that had to be “restored” by chemicals means, and now has no taste or flavor at all. Avoid them! However, if you read “Virgin” instead “Extra Virgin” it’s still ok. That means that the acidity has gone over 0,8º. In other words, that its oleic acid has initiated some degradation processes. You must consume it in few weeks.
In our olive oil shop you will find some of the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils of the world!