Packed with healthy monounsaturated fats (~71% oleic acid), ~11% omega 6 and omega 3, cold extracted olive oil has a range of health benefits. Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, a staple in Mediterranean diets, has seen to have positive results in:
- Strengthening bones
- Supporting good heart health
- Improve brain function (MIND Diet)
Plenty cold pressed olive oil (and other extra virgin olive oils) contain 30 different plant compounds with potent antioxidants with anti-inflammatory effects, some with similar properties to ibuprofen. Other health benefits seen from consuming cold pressed olive oil are:
- Improved blood sugar levels
- Improved bowel function
- Delay progression of osteoarthritis
With large olive groves or oil manufacturers you will find different levels of olive oil, first cold pressed olive oil, second etc. We source our oil from local farmers who only produce stock as a first cold pressed olive oil for cooking, we only want the best for our customers. And, did you know – every litre of olive oil is the result of trees extracting an average of 10.65kg of carbon from the atmosphere? (1 hectare of the average olive grove neutralises the annual total carbon footprint of a person (From “Extra Virgin Olive Oil production and its role as a healthy and sustainable food. Olive IQ Sustainability report” https:// olivewellnessinstitute.org/article/how-sustainable-is-extravirgin-olive-oil/. Accessed January 2023)
USES AND COOKING TIPS
The best way to enjoy Plenty Cold-Pressed Olive Oil is as a salad dressing or drizzle, preserving the health benefits of a cold-pressed oil. Drizzle it generously over a bed of mixed greens or your favourite vegetables for a burst of freshness and a light touch of Mediterranean charm. The oil’s subtle flavour and smooth texture will enhance the taste of your salads, greens or drizzled over a Margarita pizza or used in vegetable antipasto with eggplant, zucchini, capsicum, mint, oregano and lemon juice. Just delicious! To enjoy the fresh flavour, drizzled over a bocconcini, tomato and basil salad with a squeeze of lemon and freshly ground pepper.
To use as a dip, pour a generous amount of Plenty Cold-Pressed Olive Oil into a shallow dish, sprinkle it with some fresh herbs, spices or pepper, stir a little with a torn piece of very fresh crusty bread and eat as is, perhaps with a selection of quality deli olives on the side. This is a simple yet sophisticated starter or snack for pre-dinner or casual afternoon drinks with friends.
For sauces, Plenty Cold-Pressed Olive Oil is an excellent base. Whether it’s a classic pesto or a salsa verde, the oil’s fresh and fruity notes enhance the textures and let the bolder flavours come through. It’s velvety texture and well-balanced taste will bring all these dishes to life.
Whilst it is always healthier to enjoy Plenty Cold-Pressed Olive Oil uncooked, because of a stable fats profile it is also perfectly fine for cooking, like sautéing vegetables, grilling fish, or lightly frying delicate ingredients. The oil’s stability allows you to achieve optimal culinary results without compromising the health benefits.
For specifications and bulk pricing, contact us. We can export internationally and supply in Australia in 20 Litre, 206 Litre, and 1000 Litre quantities.