All about Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Studies show that 100% extra virgin olive oil helps fight cancer and heart disease. In addition, quality olive oils can help reduce cholesterol and inflammation, help prevent macular degeneration, lubricate joints, and improve cognitive function. Muskoka Olive Oil’s oils are made with 100% Extra Virgin, first cold pressed olive oils.

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) are first cold pressed, meaning there is no heat involved during the extraction, the olive pressed only once, and the oil is of highest quality-below 1% acidity.  They go beyond the International Olive Oil Council (IOOC) testing standards by including key factors to determine the oils worthiness of the ultra-premium standard.  Our oils are all-natural and have no artificial additives or flavour enhancements.  Each bottle of our extra virgin olive oil we sell is bottled fresh and meets the exact chemistry which we proudly display on our product description cards, including crush date since fresh crushed EVOO’s yield the most flavour and nutrients.

All of our olive oils and specialty oils are 100% Non-GMO Project Verified making them gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.

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Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ultra Premium or UP is a category of olive oil that distinguishes the highest quality olive oil in the world. In fact, Ultra Premium Olive Oil exceeds world standards for olive oil quality. It is the freshest and finest olive oil in the world today. The UP standard is reserved for the finest extra virgin olive oils in the world, as such, the UP grade exceeds all existing European, Italian, Spanish, Greek, North American, Californian, or any other standard for the grade known as extra virgin olive oil.

Health Benefits of EVOO

Olive oil has been part of the healthy Mediterranean diet for years, which is recommended by such prestigious institutions as the Mayo clinic.  Our bodies need fat.  Fat helps us absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K.  It helps our body grow and develop.  It keeps our joints working smoothly.  Our hair and skin need it to stay soft and moisturized, not flaky and itch.

Muskoka Olive Oil of Bracebridge Ontario Health Benefits of Olive Oil

 

Healthy Canada says, “For good health, include a small amount (2-3 tablespoons or 30-40ml) of unsaturated fats each day”.   And fat helps our brains, according to Psychology Today.  EVOO is the healthiest source of fat.

A diet where you use EVOO for cooking generally tends to increase vegetable intake (a key to good health) since it makes vegetables taste so much better.  Also, using EVOO at meals helps people to eat less, because including fat in a meal makes the meal more satisfying and delays the onset of hunger after the meal.  In fact, all fats do this, but EVOO is the best choice because it’s a very healthy fat.

 

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