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EVOO Tid Bits…

23 Jun

Rachael Ray coined the phrase “EVOO”, and because of this, many people have made Extra Virgin Olive Oil a staple in their kitchen.  But how much do you really know about this wonderful flavorful oil?  Here are some facts about this delectable oil that comes from such a little fruit.

Did you know that…

  • olive oil is the only oil that is extracted from a fruit rather than a seed, nut, or grain.
  • olive oils color can range from dark green to almost clear.
  • color is not a good indication of flavor.
  • light and heat are the #1 enemy of oils.
  • you should keep olive oil in a cool dark place, tightly sealed because oxygen can make the oil go rancid.
  • there are 3 label designations of olive oil; virgin, extra virgin, and pure.
  • that the labels refer to the extent of processing used to extract the oil.

First Cold Pressed

  • Virgin is 100% unadulterated olive oil, unheated, and without any chemical processing.
  • Extra virgin olive oil is virgin oil with an acidity level of less than 1%.
  • Pure olive oil is processed from the pulp left after the first pressing using heat and chemicals.
  • olive oil can lower gallstone formation.
  • if used regularly, olive oil can be used as protection against heart disease.
  • vitamin E is most prevalent in the first press.

I hope that you learned something new this week.

There will be a test on this next week… Okay don’t get nervous, I was just joking. 😀

Class dismissed!

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3 Responses to “EVOO Tid Bits…”

  1. Jessica June 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    EVOO is the stuff. Its funny i use it on my hair but not for cooking i need to change that its just too good to not use when cooking. Thanks for all the info

  2. Hershey July 1, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Hi Jessica it almost looks like we should have you as a healthy hair consultant at Simply Studded. LOL You always give so much great hair advice. I also use EVOO for my hair. It has been keeping my hair very healthy for the past few years. I am so happy that you learned something while reading this article. Much Love!

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