FRANTOIO AND MISSION OLIVES
We produce quality cold extracted Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Benefits of Olive Oil:
Olive oil contains large amounts of antioxidants, which may have anti-cancer properties, has strong anti-inflammatory properties and protects against heart disease.
It may fight Alzheimer’s disease and may reduce type 2 diabetes risk.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Before chemical testing, Virgin Olive Oil was the best we could get, but now we’re able to add the “Extra” indicating the highest standard of purity, freshness and taste.
Only pure oil from the olive, processed at a temperature below 30″C (cold pressed/ extracted) with no additives or defects. Stored in tanks free of oxygen and light.
Olives of a different cultivars are picked at varying degrees of ripeness, usually a combination of green, half-ripe and ripe, and crushed as soon as possible after picking.
Roughly 18% of the olive is the oil. This golden essence is separated mechanically from the pulp and water. All EVOO is first press. There is no EVOO that comes from a second extraction or press.
WHAT ARE THE STYLES?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes in 3 styles, which is usually indicated on the label. The style is dictated by the cultivar of the olive and the degree of ripeness when the oil is extracted.
Generally, the greener the olive, the more peppery or pungent the flavour, which enhances bold flavours in food. The more delicate the oil, the more it adds nuance and lifts textures in food. Use different styles of oil to achieve the optimum flavour combination in various recipes. Keep trying different oils and find your own favourites.
Subtle, fresh and fruity in taste and aroma
Best as a replacement for butter, drizzling on bread, salads and roast vegetables, in baking and for mayonnaise.
A good balance of fruity, peppery aftertaste and bitterness.
Best for salad dressing, pastry, pasta and sauces. Braising and casseroles of fish, chicken and meat.
Very fruity and pungent with a strong bite of bitterness.
Best for cheese sauces, swirling into soup, cooking lamb, beef and pork casseroles or roasts. Basting brinjals and roasting potatoes.
The regular and generous consumption of EVOO is a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, which has been scientifically accepted as one of the healthiest diets in the world! EVOO is a rich source of antioxidants and mono-unsaturated fats or “good” fats. Use EVOO everyday to enjoy the health benefits of this golden elixir.
- Slows down decline in memory and cognitive functions
- Protects agains Alzheimer’s
- Reduces depression
- Prevents intestinal ischemia and associated organ damage
- Helps to protect against chronic colitis
- Aids digestion and reduces constipation
- Protects bones and combats osteoporosis
HEART AND BLOOD:
- Protects against heart disease
- Keeps cardiovascular system free from build-up
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Reduces possibility of strokes
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes
- Reduces toxin-induced stress liver cells
- Protects against breast, prostate and colon cancer
- Enhances hair, skin and nails