Olive Oil

Mediterranean Diet Rich in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

In the February 13, 2013 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists report that a Mediterranean diet that’s high in Extra Virgin Olive Oil to be among the most potent allies in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study found that among subjects who were following a Mediterranean diet high …

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Substituting Olive Oil for Butter in your baked goods? Use our Olive Oil Baking Conversion Chart for the best results

For moist and even-textured baked goods, substitute mild-flavored olive oil in place of butter or margarine. Olive oil adds a light, delicious taste to cakes, bread, and muffins. To make the switch to olive oil, just use the easy baking conversion chart below. Butter/Margarine ……………………. Olive Oil 1 teaspoon …………………………. 3/4 teaspoon 1 tablespoon ……………………….. …

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Olive Oil Flavor Profiles

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL WHEN THEY ALL TASTE THE SAME The flavor is largely overlooked by consumers, primarily because of the limited number of olive oil choices usually available. Olives are a seasonal crop. Olives for making oil are harvested slightly later than table olives for reasons relating to yield and flavor. The olive oil …

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Organic Olive Oil: Is It Better?

It is certainly possible and indeed desirable to produce certified organic olive oil that is at once high quality and reasonably priced. It should be emphasized that the US government makes no comment and takes no position whatsoever as to the relative benefits or harm that organic products may possess. The official US government position …

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Seared Albacore Tuna Loin with Olive Oil Cherry Tomato Caper Compote

Fresh tuna, unlike that which we are accustomed to eating from a can, is delicate in flavor, and meaty.  It is not fishy or strong.  It’s a real treat to be able to work with ingredients so fresh and amazing.  And unlike massive, older tuna, young, small tuna such as this do not pose the …

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Quick Zucchini using Tuscan Herb Oil

Ingredients: 3 large zucchini 1 1/2 Tbl. Tuscan Herb olive oil 3 Tbl/ freshly grated Parmesan cheeseDirections: Preheat broiler. Parboil zucchini until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to baking sheet and halve lengthwise.  Dot with oil and sprinkle cheese, salt and pepper.  Place under broiler until lightly golden and bubbly.

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

2 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes (or potatoes of your choice) ¼ cup each Meyer Lemon olive oil & Rosemary olive oil 2 garlic cloves crushed Squeeze of fresh lemon juice 1 Tbs fresh Rosemary chopped Sea salt to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees Cut potatoes into thin slices, a mandolin works best for evenly …

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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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