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The olive tree is surely the richest gift of the heavens

so we have pressing matters to attend to, olive my puns are intentional, however so is my love for olive oil, from salad dressing to roast potatoes its the only oil I use, I wouldn't use it for deep frying but I prefer to let someone else make my chips. Olive oil is rich in antioxidant's and high in monounsaturated fats and claims untold amounts of health benefits, including helping to reduce the chance of cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, alzheimers and many more why would you choose any other oil. Extra virgin is basically oil that is that is made with extracting the oil from the olive by cold first pressing using mechanical methods, no heat or chemicals are added, this is preformed within 24 to 72 hours after harvest. This helps to maintain the antioxidants which help protect cellular damage from free radicals produced by the body, simply its the best because it undergoes the lest amount of processing, With a high smoke point of 191 Celsius perfect for pan frying and having the ability to increase the bioavailability of onions, garlic and tomatoes, its so obvious that those guys are the best of friends. I here a lot of talk good and bad about coconut oil but for me its way to high in saturated fat, I guess is should do one of theses about fats good v bad at some time. I'm just suggesting skipping buying 3 different types oil for all your cooking needs and do your body and mind a favour and reap the rewards of olive oil, I like Spanish olive oil I find it mellow and fruity,

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Anna Howell
Anna Howell
12 dic 2021

I love Olive Oil and have always used it, thanks to my Italian grandmother. Also lucky to have a local source in Katikati, New Zealand. Really enjoying reading your blog Mark.

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Thanks Anna. Hope you and the fam are good. Maybe sometime I’ll be in nz 😊

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