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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL


EXTRA VIRGIN GRADE OLIVE OIL - WHAT IS IT?

If olives are free from disease and are processed without delay using a clean mill they should produce an olive oil that has an aroma and flavour and is free of taste defects and as such is extra virgin. A mechanical process without the use of excessive heat or any form of additives or solvents is used.

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (EVOO) AND PURE OR LIGHT OIL

EVOO is the naturally extracted juice from fresh olives. Pure or light oils have been refined which removes all the aromas and flavours and natural antioxidants.

 

WHAT DOES LIGHT OLIVE OIL MEAN?

The word "light " is used in the context of the olive oils having light aroma, flavour and colour ( ie nearly none!)

 

DO LIGHT OLIVE OILS CONTAIN FEWER CALORIES THAN EVOO?

No. All olive oils have a very similar energy value.

 

ARE EVOO GOOD FOR MY HEALTH?

Most EVOO's contain higher levels of monounsaturated fats and antioxidants which are attributes that are highly sought after by the health conscious.

 

CAN I USE EVOO FOR FRYING?


Yes. EVOO's are particularly suited to shallow frying.

 

We hope these facts help to develop an understanding of the wonderful benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Especially the oil produced at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park.

 
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