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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Few crops have roused such continuing interest, intellect or passion as the olive and its precious golden oil. Research is also showing that olive oil is good for you, with results indicating olive oil has a positive preventative effect on cancer, obesity, ageing and more.The type of fat you consume and the fatty acid composition of your diet has a direct impact on your health. All fats, whether solid or liquid, are made up of a certain quantity of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated acids, which are a rich source of energy. But the type of fat we consume has been...

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How to taste olive oil?

How to taste olive oil?

Step 1. POUR What to do: Take a small wine glass or tasting cup and pour in between 30ml to 50ml of oil.  The more oil that is poured, the more the aroma is released.Looking for: Technically colour doesn't matter.  However, if it does matter to you, hold it up to the light and take a good look!  Professional tasters use coloured cups so they can't see the colour of the oil.  In that way personal bias doesn't affect the result.Positives: Colour can be anywhere between green (more chlorophyll in it) and gold (more carotene in it), however the real test of quality...

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Why taste olive oil?

Why taste olive oil?

Olive oil comes in many grades and there is an amazing diversity of flavour. Have you ever had a whiff of apples, fresh cut grass or tomato from your Extra Virgin Olive Oil? There are many positive attributes of olive oils to learn about and this knowledge will help you develop your taste preferences.At the same time it is important to know that you are getting what you pay for. Olive oils are typically graded by professional tasting panels prior to packaging and tasters are skilled in detecting the presence or absence of faults. This tasting guide will help you...

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