What Is Olive Oil?

Virgin olive oil is the only grade accepted by USDA as “olive oil.” The FDA defines olive oil as follows: “Olive oil is the edible oil expressed from the sound, mature fruit of the olive tree.” The refined or extracted oil is not entitled to the unqualified name “olive oil.” Crude lampante is made from …

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Easy Tequila Shrimp

Ingredients: shrimp 2 – 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 c.  Chipotle  Olive Oil tequila fresh lime juice cilantro salt & pepper to taste Directions: Saute minced garlic in Chipotle Olive Oil.  Add shrimp, a splash of tequila, a squeeze of lime and some cilantro.  Cook thoroughly. That’s it, enjoy!

FDA Allows Qualified Health Claim to Decrease Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, consumption of monounsaturated fat from olive oil has a valid link to a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart …

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