The good news is that Extra Virgin Olive Oil has many health benefits. It is recommended as a source of vitamin E for older people.
As it has more antioxidants than normal olive oils, research shows that Extra Virgin Olive Oil helps reduce the levels of bad cholesterol’s, alleviates digestive problems and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including cancer.
When you have good quality olive oil, there are so many ways to enjoy it. On its own with some fresh crusty bread to dip in it. Yum! To cook with and on everything from salads, to soups, pasta, breads and even cakes and muffins. You name it – you can probably have Extra Virgin Olive Oil with it.
Table olives at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park are carefully prepared and marinated with fresh ingredients to insure a quality and amazingly delicious finished product. A perfect addition to a platter or on their own with a glass of Margaret River wine our olives can be enjoyed at any time. Call into Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park on your next weekend get away and experience this taste sensation for your self. Free tastings are available daily in our Farm Shop.
FAQ's about Exrta 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.