Facts about Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
What is Australian extra virgin olive oil?Simply put, evoo is just fresh juice straight from the olive. AEVOO is crafted from quality olives and created without the use of chemicals or excessive heat. Often referred to as “cold pressed” or “first Pressed” AEVOO is fresh, flavoursome and 100% natural juice of the olive.
What are the health benefits of Australian EVOO?Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is crushed within hours of olive harvest, so beneficial organic compounds are retained. It’s a rich source of polyphenols, Phyto-sterols and valuable antioxidants not naturally occurring in other oils. It’s also one of the principal sources of monounsaturated fat – the “good “fat – which, in conjunction with good food behaviours, may help reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease.
Further information on the above can be found at http://www.australianextravirgin.com.au
Can I fry with EVOO?Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is so versatile, it’s the only oil you need in the kitchen.
Frying – Australia EVOO stands up well to high cooking temperatures and has been used for frying all types of foods for decades. Good quality EVOO has a smoke point at around 210°Celcius. The general rule is the better the quality of oil (lower FFA) the higher the temperature you can heat it to.
Further information on the above can be found at: http://www.australianextravirgin.com.au/cooking-with-olive-oil-is-good-for-you/
Can I substitute butter with olive oil?Absolutely, replace butter in cakes, biscuits and use in to dip.
Conversation chart: http://www.leontyna.com.au/cooking-with-Australian-Extra-Virgin-Olive-Oil
What is the best way to store my olive oil?Australian EVOO is best consumed young whilst its fresh aromas and flavours are at their optimum. Always store in a cool dark place. If stored correctly your olive oil should last at least until the next year’s new olive oils are available.
What is vinegar?Vinegar has been produced for thousands of years. It is derived from an old French word vin aigre meaning sour wine.
It is the fermentation of ethanol (alcohol) to acetic acid by using Acetobacter (bacteria) in the presence of oxygen that produces vinegar. The bacteria convert the alcohol in wine to vinegar over several weeks or even months.
What is the best way to store my vinegar?Always store in a cool dark place. If stored correctly your olive oil should last at least until the next year’s new olive oils are available.