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Quali sono i benefici per la salute dell'olio di oliva?

L'olio di oliva è legato ai seguenti benefici per la salute:

  • Abbassa il rischio di infarto.
  • Riduce il livello del colesterolo "cattivo".
  • Riduce la pressione sanguigna.
  • Riduce il livello di zucchero nel sangue.
  • Aumenta l'assorbimento di numerose vitamine, comprese A, D, E, e K.
  • Favorisce la crescita delle cellule e aiuta il metabolismo;
  • Riduce il rischio di cancro e gastrite.

What does it mean when oil is spicy?

It is generally synonymous of freshness; is much more evident in not quite ripe olives picked. It diminishes over time with the aging of oil.

Extra virgin olive oils are all the same?

No. Like wines, extra virgin olive oils can vary in flavor, depending on the type and the quality of the fruit which is pressed, by the collection time, the atmospheric conditions during the growing season, and the region where the olives are produced.

The experts generally use the following adjectives for evaluating extra virgin olive oils: aromatic, semi-fruity, fruity, depending on the flavor of the olives. In addition, some oils, such as those one produced in southern Italy, have a spicy flavor much appreciated.

How to keep olive oil?

You should keep the olive oil in a cool and dark place and in containers which are always full. If properly stored, olive oil retains its characteristics for two years. However, it reaches its maximum during the first year of production, and is more flavorful during the first two months. If it freezes, it becomes cloudy and eventually solidify and crystallize. If this happens, the oil is still good; let it alone at room temperature for the necessary time to return to its natural state.

How we can taste olive oil?

There are two ways to taste olive oil:

  1. Breathe aroma: inhale deeply and repeatedly to appreciate the scent;
  2. Rate flavor: eat a slice of apple to cleanse your palate and keep olive oil on your lips until it is hot, than you can note the taste and aftertaste.

What's the difference between extra virgin oil filtered and extra virgin oil unfiltered?

Extra virgin olive oil can be taste both filtered and unfiltered. The filtering is the process in which the microscopic bits of olive are removed from the oil. Extra virgin oil unfiltered will be turbid until fragments are not laid on the bottom.

What's the difference between the virgin oil and extra-virgin olive oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is the result of olives pressed once. Virgin olive oil is a low quality of oil, product from subsequent pressings of olives; Can also be extracted by chemical means.