What is the best Olive Oil?

 

98% of the world's olive oil comes from the Mediterranean region, and specifically the Sierra De Cazorla region in Andalucia which has a long history of olive tree cultivation that stretches back more than 6,000 years.

 

Most of the world's best and finest olive oils come from this area. Similar to that of a fine wine, the flavours, colours and aromas of olive oil vary according to type olive grown, as well as climate and soil conditions.

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is highly regarded, as it offers the widest varieties of flavours and aromas, with a perfect fruity flavour.

 

STORM Rainfed Picual EVOO has levels of HDL significantly above the regular parameters outlined in recent scientific studies of general EVOO making the levels of antioxidants extremely high per unit density.

 

 

Do all Olive Oils taste

the same?

 

No. In fact, just like wine, there is a wide variety of Olive types and natural flavours in olive oil. That's what makes Olive Oil so unique among all edible oils. The Picual variety is particularly beneficial with regard to antioxidants and has a specific flavour unique to this variety. This is accentuated via our philosophy of rainfed irrigation - natures way.

 

 

Can you tell by its colour what the taste will be?

 

Just like fine wine, the taste of olive oil depends so much on where they were grown, the season, the growing conditions, etc. This can greatly affect the colour and flavour to varying degrees.

 

Of course, we can generalise it by saying that the darker the colour, the more intense, fruity and stronger the flavour will be, however this is not always the situation.

 

What is Extra Virgin 

Olive Oil?

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a Virgin Olive Oil of absolute optimum flavour, colour and aroma that has very low acidity, thus retaining all the incredible health benefits associated with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is because it has not been processed or refined. The oil is considered at its purest state and therefore, has all the beneficial nutrients still intact.

 

It is the most expensive of all olive oils because the best conditions for production, harvesting, processing and storage are crucial to its production.

 

 

What is the difference between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Storm Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

 

This is where it gets interesting because Olive Oil, that is to say, any Olive Oil that is NOT called Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a low-grade Oil created by blending a multitude of refined oils.

 

Any cold-pressed Olive Oil that doesn't meet extra-virgin standards is refined to get rid of undesirable impurities, giving the oil a more neutral flavour and lighter colour. It's then blended with a bit of premium EVOO to produce what's labelled by the food industry as just "Olive Oil." This refined oil is cheaper, has a high acidity and loses the Extra Virgin health benefits - in days of old, this low grade of oil was used to light lamps only, however, today's commercialism has raised prices for this low grade of oil which arguably yields little or no nutritional value.

 

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a Virgin Oil of

absolute optimum flavour, colour and aroma that has very low acidity, thus retaining all the incredible health benefits associated with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is because it has not been processed or refined. The oil is considered at its purest state and therefore has all the beneficial nutrients still intact.

 

Storm Rained Extra Virgin Olive Oil takes Extra Virgin Olive Oil to an elevated antioxidant health level because it is not artificially irrigated, yields a smaller crop and olive size and therefore retains much higher levels of antioxidants, In short, our oil contains less water, no pesticides and is bursting with flavour and antioxidant health.

 

It is the most expensive of all olive oils because the best conditions for production, harvesting, processing and storage are crucial to its production.

loses the basic health elements that are naturally found in the olives.

 

How many calories does Extra Virgin Olive Oil have?

Does it have more calories than other cooking oils?

 

No. Olive oil has 9 calories per gram of oil which is no more than any other common cooking or salad oil. 

Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil contain Cholesterol?

 

No. Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains absolutely no cholesterol. 

Storm Extra Virgin Olive Oil does, however, offer a natural solution to help balance cholesterol levels and offset potentially harmful diseases like atherosclerosis (heart disease) and hypertension (high blood pressure).

 

 

Does Storm Extra Virgin Olive Oil have healthful benefits other oils 

don't have?

 

Clinical health studies indicate that a Mediterranean diet low in saturated fats such as butter, lard, and other animal fats, but rich in monounsaturated fats such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, in addition to grains, fruits and vegetables, helps keep the artery-clogging LDL ("bad cholesterol") low while maintaining healthful levels of HDL ("good cholesterol").

 

The HDL has a preventative effect on cardiovascular illness because it may help to eliminate LDL from the blood by carrying it to the liver. In addition, many medical researchers and nutritionists agree that olive oil is a good source of vitamin E which may protect against cancer and heart disease. See our section on health benefits.

 

 

Does olive oil need to be refrigerated?

 

There's no need to refrigerate olive oil. It can just be stored in a cool, dark place away from sunlight and heat. 

If you do refrigerate any olive oil, it may become a bit thick and cloudy. If this is the case, just bring the oil to room temperature before using and it.

 

 

What is the best way to store olive oil?

 

If Storm Extra Virgin Olive Oil is properly stored it will keep longer than all other edible oils. Be sure to store it away from light in a cool cupboard. You can expect to keep your olive oil fresh and safe this way.

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