Olive Oil Extra Virgin (Italian il Podere) - 3 litre tin
Product of Italy. This Il Podere extra virgin oil is from Lucca, in the region of Toscana, north western Italy. This oil is a mixed blend of olives grown and processed using mechanical means by Frediani and Del Greco. Good for stove top, low temperature cooking.
Did You Know?
The greatest exponent of monounsaturated fat is olive oil, and it is a prime component of the Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.
The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances. Studies have shown that olive oil offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels while raising HDL (the "good" cholesterol) levels. (1-3) No other naturally produced oil has as large an amount of monounsaturated as olive oil -mainly oleic acid.
Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. In fact, olive oil's protective function has a beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis. Olive oil activates the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones much more naturally than prescribed drugs. Consequently, it lowers the incidence of gallstone formation.
Extra virgin olive oil - considered the best, least processed, comprising the oil from the first pressing of the olives.