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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

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Archive for March, 2009

Bread Dipping is a Staple of the Mediterranean Diet

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

You want to eat healthy but there are so many diets claiming they are number one and the Mediterranean diet is one of many allowing bread dipping. Who do you believe?

An entrée worth trying is bread dipping using herbed olive oil. A bread dipping dish, bread and olive oil and vinegar is all that is required for this easy meal.

Either slice or cube sourdough bread or foccacia. Place some extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar in a bread dipping dish. Dip a piece of bread into it and voila…a wonderful prelude to the main meal.

The oil dipping dish adds a special presentation to bread dipping on the table. One dipping dish has a swirl on the bottom which becomes a focal point when you add extra virgin olive oil. This swirl gets darker as the dipping dish gets deeper. The dipping dish is made from white stoneware and can be used for any occasion. It is 4 ½ inches wide and can be put into the dishwasher to clean. If you are of the mind to create your own flavored oils that will be used in the dipping dish, this dish is also microwave safe. The oil can be warmed in the microwave which will help disperse the flavor.

In order to experience the best quality flavor, extra virgin olive oil should be used in the dipping dish since olive oil contains the most flavor. In order to make your own flavored olive oil, add some herbs and spices. Basil, lemon juice, dried tomatoes and black pepper will work very well. Before serving the flavored oil, allow it to blend for at least 15 minutes. If the oil is needed right away, put the dipping dish into the microwave and heat for 10 seconds. The flavors will diffuse and the olive oil can be served immediately.

If you are hosting a special evening, make a bread dipping appetizer. The bread dipping dish is an attractive centerpiece. Coupled with a Mediterranean meal, bread dipping is a healthy alternative to other fat laden snacks. It can be eaten any time. There really is no reason to wait until a special occasion to use a bread dipping dish. Should friends stop by unannounced, it is very simple to combine a quick dish, slicing some bread and filling the dipping dish with extra virgin olive oil and serve.

If you are unsure of what gift to purchase for an anniversary or a birthday, than look to buy the stoneware Bread Dipping Dish. It is classy and useful. When used with quality extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, you have created a winning appetizer. Of course, if you are fortunate to be able to grow your own herbs, it takes no time at all to combine your favorite herbs and place them in olive oil, warmed and allowed to blend for at least 15 minutes. Experiment with your culinary expertise and along with your favorite bread, pasta and a salad, your guests will thank you for a very heart healthy meal. No restaurant will be able to top this Mediterranean meal shared with good friends.

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Oil and Vinegar Cruets Perfect Bottle For Table

Monday, March 30th, 2009

oil and vinegar cruets are the perfect olive oil bottles for your dining table

Oil and Vinegar Cruets

Have you ever picked up a slippery olive oil bottle and right then and wondered, which oil and vinegar cruet should I use? The old saying,  “You get what you pay for.” You just may have used an inexpensive bottle which you found at a local Dollar Store or one of those discount stores. They usually are not ornate in design and are designed just to be handy. If the spout of one of those inexpensive bottles is not made from ceramic or stainless steel, then these bottles are subject to corrosion, especially when vinegar is stored in them. It can make for a very unsightly look and your guests may hesitate in using it at the table. Instead, why not charm your guests with a professional and elegant oil and vinegar cruet? At cruets.com you can find the best looking oil and vinegar cruets that don’t cost much.

Olive Oil and Vinegar Cruet Grape Bunch Design

Olive oil needs to be stored in a different container other than the dispensing bottle. In the grocery store, you no doubt have noticed that olive oil is purchased in dark bottles. This is to protect the oil from ultraviolet lights. All you have to do is then pour your olive oil into the cruet and cork. When you go to pour next time, you will find it so much easier!

On the table, though, you will want to use an attractive oil and vinegar cruet to store your olive oil in when dining. It would be best to pour about ten ounces of olive oil into the cruet, and then better to refill it more often as it will guarantee freshness and the delicate flavor will be preserved. You can also store another type of olive oil in the other compartment, or your vinegar.

Your finest olive oil can be presented in an oil and vinegar cruet which comes in tasteful Euro designs. Because the neck of a cruet is wide, drips are practically non-existent and the glass spouts will not corrode. The most durable glass is used to create these oil and vinegar cruets, so you are getting a cruet that will last a long time as cared for. They can be used to dispense olive oil, vinegar or even flavored syrups. Acting as funnels, these wide neck bottles will prevent the distasteful oily contact of handling bottles that are prone to drip their contents.

After all, you have planned for a very special occasion. You want everything to be just perfect, even right down to the oil and vinegar cruet that will hold your expensive extra virgin olive oil and also that will protect your olive oil from light and air. You have learned the many benefits of using olive oil in your cooking and you want to make sure your guest will also enjoy these benefits.

To save money, you had learned that not all oil and vinegar cruets are created equal and you have just found the best oil and vinegar cruet that will definitely meet your needs. No longer will your guests have to struggle with a container that drips oil. Nor a container that is visibly corroded due to having vinegar stored in it. Your meal is guaranteed to be a pleasant experience when you, the chef, have taken the time to investigate and purchase a cruet that can make the table rounds without the worry of olive oil making a mess.

 

 

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set

Friday, March 27th, 2009

an oil and vinegar cruet with sliced crusty Italian bread for bread dipping in olive oil dipping dishes

The use of extra virgin olive oil is a world wide condiment and using the right oil and vinegar cruet is very important. This international diet trend is making headway in the United States. Extra virgin olive oil is a very healthy unsaturated fat recognized to be heart healthy. While the Mediterranean area is the focal point when it comes to growing olives, the use of olive oil is seen even in areas which do not grow olives. Olive oil is used in all kinds of culinary dishes and has replaced other vegetable oils for cooking. Salads are livened up with extra virgin olive oil is sprinkled throughout. Many have also included balsamic vinegar in addition to the extra virgin olive oil to their tossed salads.

Glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set

Containers and cruets for olive oil and vinegar need to be well-designed. There are few bottles used for oil and vinegar that are convenient in a table setting. Because oil and vinegar cruets come in a pair, being able to design bottles that eliminate drips is what you will need to be on the look out for and purchase. There is a new European design that holds both oil and vinegar in an elegant see through glass. It has been designed to mix the oil and vinegar and then served as vinaigrette from the same bottle with a drizzle spout. Mixing extra virgin olive oil and vinegar produces a different consistency and taste than when eaten separately. Vinaigrette is increasing in popularity. Prior to the main course of any meal, using a soft bread and dipping into a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and a vinaigrette is a wonderful and healthy appetizer. Especially is this common in restaurants with an Italian flair. Your appetite is awakened in preparation of the main course as you anticipate  the same thoughtfulness that went into using the right vinegar and oil container for this special meal.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set

Uniquely designed dipping dishes are used, although outside of the United States some may be made with lead paint which is a hazard to your health. A safe restaurant grade olive oil dipping dish was designed and it has great eye appeal and is very functional. This is the same company that designed the no drip Drizzle Cruets. The oil and vinegar are kept separate or they can be combined for a unique flavor. While this special container is being filled, a floral image is seen; a different design is noted with each use. It definitely is a one of a kind kitchen container and can be given as an extraordinary personal gift to anyone special in your life. Dipping dishes are not very common in the United States. A dipping dish that distributes the oil and vinegar according to the consumer’s wishes can indeed be very challenging. Dipping bread has become increasingly popular at most international restaurants and personal homes. With a dipping dish that caters to the customers or house guests taste buds, the meal is sure to be an instant success and of course memories of any special event will not be soon forgotten.

 

Glass Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Oil and Vinegar Cruets For The Kitchen and Dining Table

An olive oil bottle, known as an oil and vinegar cruet for the table and kitchen is a very practical and necessary purchase. Olive oil is very healthy for your heart and it is very flavorful, especially when using extra virgin olive oil. Of course, the cost of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is rather steep, but the taste outweighs out of pocket expenses. That is why it is so important to buy a vessel that will not waste a drop of the precious olive oil when serving it at the table or using it when cooking. When the recipe you are using calls for a “drizzle” of extra virgin olive oil, it means a very small stream of oil will need to be poured out rather hastily.

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Sets

A glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet set should be created with an elegant looking, practical and useful design, especially in a pair. A cruet that has oil dripping down the side will make any guest reluctant to hold it let alone use it during a meal. Olive oil purchased from the store in a dark bottle does not add to the ambiance of a successful meal until it has been poured in an oil and vinegar cruet from cruets.com. The cruet can then save you from having a mess of drips and spills, saving you money that would be wasted on spilled cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

There are numerous designs and popular decorative cruets which feature gourmet or Tuscan scenes on the bottles. Cruets made in China will have labeled silk screen to appear hand painted. If the cruet pour spouts are made from any other material other than glass or stainless steel, they will corrode when vinegar is added to the bottle. Most chefs prefer oil and vinegar cruets made from glass so that the contents of the bottle can be seen.

Glass Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

Inexpensive olive oil bottles can be bought at retail stores and grocery stores and they come with a rubber and chromed spout. Unfortunately, though, these cruets tend to tip over easily and drip oil down the sides. Almost all of them break or shatter during light use. You get what you pay for. The Oil and Vinegar Cruets from Cruets.com are made of borosilicate glass and they are the most durable cruets of all. For storage, olive oil needs to be stored in a dark, air tight bottle. This will protect the precious olive oil from ultraviolet lights. Cork stoppers are provided to seal the bottle once it is opened.

The original olive oil bottles purchased at the store are not ideal for dispensing olive oil at a dinner table. An ideal bottle is an oil and vinegar cruet, which will provide the right amount of extra virgin olive oil while preparing a meal or enjoying one at the table. The neck is wide, thus preventing drip and have non-corrosive glass spouts that are hygienic in appearance. This wide neck allows the filling of these bottles made easy as they act as a built in funnel.

When purchasing an oil and vinegar cruet set for the table, show off your finest extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Neither will drip on the table or on your guests when being used. A special time requires special dinnerware that will include the appropriate oil and vinegar cruets. 

 

 

Glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet Sets

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet Sets

Because of the acidity and corrosive nature of vinegar, wanting to find the ideal vinegar cruet sets should be given due consideration. Vinegar should be stored in containers made out of glass, ceramic or stainless steel. A cork or stopper made from a non-corrosive material that won’t break down will also need to be an addition. You do not have to worry about the corrosive nature of olive oil as it is a non-acidic food.

It makes sense that cruet sets made from copper, aluminum or chrome finishers should not be used. They may look good but the inside finish will be dissolved in the contents of the bottle due to the acidity of the vinegar. This can and in most cases does endanger the health of anyone using these containers. Inexpensive stoppers or spouts that have come from China should not be used. The quality is not there and when preparing an ideal dinner party, the last thing you want to be concerned about is anything purchased with a “Made in China” label.

A hand blown glass cruet set that is similar to Pyrex and is very strong and long lasting. Any product made from glass is non-corrosive and the glass spouts and containers are easily cleaned with soap and hot water. A glass cruet set is a two piece cruet. Each cruet has a flared receptacle which integrates a glass spout that will catch any olive oil or vinegar drip after using it. The flared neck also serves as a funnel for filling the cruet. Six fluid ounces is contained in the drizzle cruet and this drizzle method is ideal for using extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar needed for cooking.

If you are in need of a unique gift, then consider oil and vinegar cruet sets for cooking and serving. You know you need to adopt a healthier eating habit and also wish that for your guests. The Mediterranean diet includes the use of extra virgin olive oil to add to the tossed salads, the entrees or to the main meals. By providing a drizzle of oil and vinegar, you can provide a delightful addition to your meals. If you consider yourself a gourmet chef, by measuring out the right quantity of olive oil and vinegar, your entrée and main meal will no doubt create pleasant social memories.

When you purchase a matching set of drizzler cruets, you can display these elegant containers that will grace any table or kitchen. No drip will be noted, thereby no oily containers on the outside and no slippery fingers. These oil and vinegar drizzlers are made of two piece glass composition which will not corrode, especially with the use of vinegar.

When using glass oil and vinegar cruet sets, they can remain on the table for any meal. Not only can you use extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but you can use flavored syrups in these glass cruet sets. These gift ideas are unique and any host or hostess will enjoy a successful social gathering at any meal time that will provide long lasting memories.

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set Makes The Perfect Gift

The simple yet elegant appearance of an oil and vinegar cruet on the dining table can really turn the way things look in a kitchen or dining room around. Breaking out of giving a routine gift at a special occasion is sometimes hard to do but there is a timely gourmet gift that will be appreciated, especially when presented to a gourmet chef in a gourmet kitchen. It is a tasteful gift and perfect for holidays and gift giving occasions. These presents do not have to be expensive and a gourmet gift can be located to fit anyone’s budget. A gourmet gift imported will be remembered for years to come and the thought that went into purchasing this priceless treasure. This gourmet kitchen gift can be used for any food preparations or for serving at the dinner table.

An oil and vinegar cruet set is definitely a unique gift idea that can be shared during anniversaries, housewarming or as a hostess gift. They are made in numerous hand blown European styles and designs and are quite elegant. Most definitely are they pleasing to the eye. Glass cruets are used to drizzle oil and vinegar, and matching oil and vinegar cruet glass drizzlers are wonderful table bottles in which fine extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar can be used during the main meal. No more are there drips down the side of the bottles, the table or on guests. The glass cruets make excellent Mother Day’s gifts, especially when the gourmet chef is your mother or the mother of your children.

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Sets

The country of Spain leads the world in first-class quality extra virgin olive oil. The best olives are picked and cold pressed within a few hours of picking and delivers deep rich flavor with a concentrated fruity taste. The end product is extra virgin olive oil which had its beginning while growing in the Mediterranean soil conditions and a microclimate only offered in the Southern province of Andalusia, Spain. This definitely is a delicious and healthy gourmet food gift since so much care has been taken from the time  the olives are picked until they are fully prepared.

Can vinegar be given as a gourmet food gift? Yes, and a gourmet Italian aged Balsamic vinegar is the authentic balsamic, especially Aceto Balsamico di Modena. The vinegar has been aged for at least 12 years in small barrels. This aging process creates a dense, syrupy sweet vinegar with just a hint of tartness. It’s flavor is delicate and can be included in oil and vinegar dressings. The balsamic vinegar can also be used as a compliment for desserts and is poured over fresh fruits. The fruity flavor of the fruits intensifies. You can also use this vinegar over vanilla ice cream and cake.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set For Gifts

If you are looking for just that right and unique gift that no one really thinks of, than a gourmet gift of either an oil and vinegar cruet set, or a gourmet food gift of extra virgin olive oil or Balsamic vinegar will be sure to grace any special occasion. Thinking of your guests with these gifts will be remembered for a very long time and don’t be surprised if dinner invitations are not initiated by you but by your guests who were pleasantly surprised by your thoughtful gifts to compliment a gourmet meal fit for a king.

Glass Olive Oil Cruet

Friday, March 20th, 2009

The Grape Cruet Is The Best Oil And Vinegar Cruet

 

Olive Oil Cruet Set

Finding drip free olive oil bottles and Oil And Vinegar Cruets can be a difficult task.  After continual use, the sides of an olive oil bottle can become rather slippery, when trying to pour. This often occurs with the cheaper store bought olive oil bottles. These olive oil bottles often have a rubber or chromed metal spout, which can make pouring messy. Eventually the poorly made spouts will become corroded by the vinegar and be very distasteful for using at the dinner table. An olive oil bottle spout should be made from stainless steel, ceramic, or glass material to remain hygienic and easy to clean. The best solution is an Glass Olive Oil Cruet, like the one in the picture. It is known as an oil and vinegar cruet.

You will want to dispense the olive oil you use differently than you store it. If olive oil is stored in clear, large, type bottles it will be less likely to be protected from air and light. Most olive oils are stored in a colored or dark bottle to protect it from any ultraviolet light. The bottles also have a re-sealable cap or cork to try to keep the oil fresh after opening. Inexpensive olive oil bottles are not tasteful to use on the table when serving guests. A decanting olive oil bottle or drizzle cruet is usually recommended for everyday use at the dinner table. These hold about 6 to 8 ounces. The olive oil will stay fresh longer, but will require refilling more often.

Glass Olive Oil Cruet

The ideal Glass Olive Oil Cruet has two features which allow it to be used as a drizzle cruet as an olive oil bottle, which is the primary function of the Oil And Vinegar Cruet decanter. These serving bottles have a glass spout that will not corrode, and a large flared neck that will curb the annoying drips that occur with the cheaper store bought bottles.

Oil And Vinegar Cruets for olive oil and balsamic vinegar show off the artistic Euro design and are practical as well. Each cruet bottle is made of two piece borosilicate glass and is designed to dispense oils and vinegars in a distinct even flow. The flared neck of the bottles are especially useful as a built in funnel when it comes to refilling. The drip less feature of these olive oil bottles help prevent the slippery or sticky touch that always seems to accompany dispensing olive oil or vinegar.

 

 

Flavorful Olive Oil

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Olive Oil’s Rich Flavor

For at least 6,000 years the rich flavor of olive oil has enjoyed world wide acclaim. There are presently dozens of brands of olive oil on grocery stores shelves. Consumers are becoming choosy about which olive oil they will bring home, almost as much as deciding which fine wine to purchase. Like wine grapes, no two olives are alike. It all depends on the soil, climate, olive variety, age and the processing method. Olive oil can be nutty or spicy, delicate or mild and the color can range from clear to pale green, to golden, to deep olive green. When olive oil is properly processed, the flavor, aroma and vitamins are maintained. It is widely believed that the oil obtained from the same variety of olive tree cultivated in the same growing region can very greatly.

There are four basic types of olive oil available.

Extra virgin in which the oil’s acidity level has to be under 1%. The olives are cold pressed without any refining. Olive oil that is unfiltered is preferred by some people for its full-bodied flavor.
• Virgin is when the oil’s acidity is between 1% and 3%. It has a slightly sharper taste.
• Pure olive oil has a greater than 3% acidity level and must be processed further with chemicals and bleaching clay. It is then mixed with virgin oil to produce “pure” oil.
• Lampante olive oil or “light” olive oil has the same amount of fat and calories as other olive oils. This oil does have a tendency to lack taste.

The natural acidity of the oil at the time of packaging and testing is done by at least eight testers who determine how the olive oil is classified, using smell, sight and taste. The smell test figures the intensity of the oils’ scent while visual analysis clarity, density, and color of the oil. The oil is required to have a good balanced flavor and to note if there is any unpleasant aftertaste.

In many regions, the olives are still picked by hand using wooden tools or the olives are beaten from the trees with poles and caught in large nets. The entire olive is used to make olive oil and they are crushed using stainless steel grindstones. This paste is then mixed with water and placed on circular hemp mats where it is stacked and pressed. Oil and water is produced and later separated. The cold press method allows olive oil to maintain its flavor, color and nutritional value.

In order to remove sediment and produce extra virgin olive oil a filtration process is used. If the oil is more than 1%, extra refining is done to remove almost all traces of color, aroma, taste and acidity. This process results in extra light tasting olive oil. To produce pure olive oil, extra virgin oil is added to the extra light, thereby achieving the desired level of flavor and aroma. Fine wine is graded by tasting and measuring acidity before bottling. So is it with the many varieties of olive oil. 

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Healthy Olive Oil Cooking

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Olive Oil has a place in the kitchen

Olive oil was once a very much maligned fat but now has gained honor in the kitchen. Olive oil is healthy due to mono unsaturated fatty acids. The oleic acid found in olive oil is very stable at high temperatures. The body processes oleic acid easier than any other fatty acids.

When you buy organic extra virgin olive oil you also are purchasing a product that is high in antioxidants which fight free radicals, preventing premature aging. The oxidation process is neutralized by the antioxidants.

Obviously, the safest vegetable oil for frying is olive oil as it resists oxidation at higher temperatures. When preparing a recipe from the Mediterranean area of the world, frying is very much a common preparation of the Mediterranean cuisines.

When frying, there are some olive oil tips that can be used in the kitchen.

• Use smaller quantities of olive oil when cooking since the oil expands in volume and it is less absorbed by the food being prepared.
• You can reuse your olive oil up to five times.
• Never fry meat in the same olive oil that you fried fish in. Flavors will blend.
• Even though olive oil looks thicker than other oils, it has no more calories than sunflower oil.

In the 20th century, it was learned that the olive oil based Mediterranean diet reduced cardiovascular disease as noted by the late Dr. Ancel Keys. Since people living in the Mediterranean have better cardiovascular health, the initial medical study was around the use of olive oil. It was proven that the use of olive oil will balance the cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart attacks, fight high blood pressure and can prevent arteriosclerosis.

Other areas of the body were researched as to the effects olive oil had. So far, the results have been very positive. With just two tablespoons of virgin olive oil taken daily, the health benefits will be like that of the people living in the Mediterranean.

There are many ways olive oil can be integrated into your diet. Dipping slices of soft bread into olive oil, using it instead of butter and adding olive oil to salads with some salt. Anywhere you go in Europe, you will find people who have their unique ways of instilling the use of olive oil into their dietary habits.

A popular snack is Catalan bruschetta which is bead with tomato. Preparation is very simple. Cut a very ripe tomato crosswise, rub the bread with one half of the tomato on both sides. Drizzle olive oil liberally over the bread, sprinkling with salt. You can add cooked ham, cheese, tuna fish, anchovies, figs and olive for a prosciutto style meal. Include in your meal, salads with olive oil dressing, romesco, a cold sauce and sopa de farigola which is thyme soup.

Recent studies have indicated that the consumption of olive oil is not merely in the olive oil but from the Mediterranean diet as a whole. With this in mind, bon appetite and enjoy Mediterranean way of eating with the liberal use of virgin olive oil.

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Olive Oil Fact and Uses

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Olive Oil and how we can use it for our health.

Olive oil and wine have something in common. We should decide which olive oil to purchase much the same way we purchase wine, by determining the thickness, richness and color of the product.

Olive oil comes in three selections…

• Extra virgin oil which is considered the best and least processed olive oil. The olives are first pressed, releasing this exquisite oil. Extra virgin oil has a peppery taste and coats your mouth like melted butter.
• Virgin oil which is pressed twice. This particular oil is perfect for all purpose cooking.
• Pure oil which has been pressed as well as processed. It has also been filtered and refined. Extra light olive oil has been processed quite a bit and will retain a very mild olive flavor. Olive oil that is organic tends to be light with less flavor and less structure.

There are many uses for olive oil as well as eliminating or reducing many diseases.

Olive oil aids in digestion, therefore sustaining your metabolism. It is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and iron. The body’s strong level of vitamin E is maintained by the use of olive oil, thereby delaying the aging process.

Olive oil has no cholesterol. It helps keep “things moving along” in the digestive tract. It also helps the stomach fight ulcers.

Olive oil can be substituted for salad dressing and to fry your favorite fried dishes. When sautéing your vegetables, use olive oil to coat your pan.

Olive oil is also good for your baby’s bottle, so add a few drops. Also, drop a few teaspoons in the bath water or on your lufah.

Many health complications associated with diet can be minimized with the use of olive oil. The Greeks diet, rich in salt and fats, were able to live longer than the Japanese. They also had less heart disease, stomach cancer, strokes and other forms of cancer. All of this because of their use of olive oil. As a pain killer, researchers have found that 50g of extra virgin olive oil was the same as to a 1/10th of a dose of Ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory medicine.

Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat. Other oils are polyunsaturated fats as well as pure fat. Olive oil’s properties lower the risk of getting colon cancer much the same way as fish oil does. Cholesterol levels are lowered and even weight loss is achieved with the use of olive oil. Excess fats from both the lower and upper body is lost with the use of olive oil as opposed to losing weight primarily in the lower body.

There is one note worth mentioning. Not all olive oils have a high phenolic content. So the health benefits may not be realized. The reason for this is that the ‘extra virgin olive oil’ may be diluted with other oils so the phenolic content is diminished. No substitutes should be accepted when it comes to purchasing olive oil. The taste and the flavor are more than enough reasons to add extra virgin olive oil in your daily diet. 

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