The health benefits of olive oil make it an extremely attractive ingredient to use for cooking. Packed with polyphenols, amino acids and healthy monounsaturated fats, olive oil can be a key factor not only in establishing a balanced diet, but also for adding depth and flavor to food.
Most importantly, the main difference between using olive oil as opposed to refined vegetable oils is its aroma and taste. Olive oil is not just a cooking oil; it is an ingredient that can enhance the traditional tastes of the dishes you love. No other oil can match the organoleptic complexity of olive oil, especially considering the multitude of varieties that carry their own unique flavor characteristics.
Whenever we refer to olive oil, we always mean extra virgin. Every producer of the oils we carry has worked for years – in some cases, decades – to manage their crop and produce the highest quality olive oils on the planet. To them and us, it’s not worth it if it’s not extra virgin.