Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is the finest quality in oil. It is more pristine in condition and less oxidised and therefore, higher in polyphenols and anti-oxidants – which makes it extremely healthy for you – and incredibly delicious too!
The term, ‘Extra Virgin’ used to describe the best quality in Olive Oil. For an olive oil to be classed as Extra Virgin the oil must have an acidity level (Free Fatty Acid or Oleic Acid) of less than .8% and have a peroxide value of less than 15.
Rangihoua Estate Olive Oils are all very carefully cultivated, harvested and processed to ensure they all achieve a very low acidity and low peroxide values. As a result, all of Rangihoua Estate’s Olive Oils are Extra Virgin.
Check out our different varieties of EVOO here
Health Benefits of EVOO
Regular use of olive oil is an essential part a healthy nutrition program;
- Olive oil can be classified into different types according to quality. The finest quality is Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) obtained by cold extraction. This has the highest concentration of health-preserving antioxidants and polyphenols. Secondary pressings and heat-extracted olive oils are inferior.
- Many health benefits are associated with regular intake of high-quality EVOO. These include reduced risks for a variety of cancers (breast, prostate, colon, stomach, endometrium and ovarian), ulcers, gallstones, rheumatoid arthritis, and better metabolism in diabetics.
- Regular consumption of EVOO also increases HDLs, the so-called “good cholesterol”, and reduces the risk of heart disease. These benefits are derived from EVOO’s action in reducing plaque formation in the coronary arteries (reduced arteriosclerosis), lowering blood pressure, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Rangihoua EVOO is what I use and what I recommend. I have personally observed their high-quality cold extraction process. All extracted oil is stored in stainless steel vats. It’s available in a variety of tastes (depending on the type of olives) from nutty/ buttery to spicy/peppery. They’re consistent award-winners in international competition. With any of these you can’t go wrong.
Lee Nelson, M.D.
Author: Prostate Cancer Prevention and Cure (available at all good Bookstores)
There are many more studies done that prove the benefits of adding EVOO into your diet, here’s 11 different reasons why you should.
EVOO Serving Suggestions
Olive oil is one of the most universal foods, and a fantastic condiment to so many dishes. Try these ideas:
Try these ideas:
|Drizzle over pastas.|
|Drizzle over salads just before serving.|
|Use it to make your salad dressing with balsamic vinegar, and salt, or just add freshly squeezed lemon juice.|
|Drizzle over raw or cooked vegetables.|
|Toast crusty bread, rub with a clove of garlic and then drizzle with oil and salt.|
|Drizzled over fresh tomatoes with a little seasoning.|
|Use as a marinade.|
|Once meat is cooked and rested drizzle a little over the meat with salt.|
|‘Olio Aglio’ translates to olive oil and garlic. Just add a little oil, salt and garlic to any freshly cooked pasta.|
|Use as an alternative to butter over your potatoes.|
|Use with parmesan cheese to mash potatoes.|
|Use as a dip with crusty bread.|