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Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

About Balsamic Vinegar

About Balsamic Vinegar

  History of Balsamic Vinegar   Like many English words, the origin of ‘vinegar’ is French, in this case ‘vin aigre’, meaning ‘sour wine’. Why? Vinegar is produced through the fermentation of the natural sugars in alcohol and then se...
Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar

Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar

Several health benefits of balsamic vinegar have been documented. Balsamic vinegar gives us an alternative to foods we regularly eat but which aren’t particularly good for us. It is low in fat , so there is an obvious benefit when it is substituted f...
How is Balsamic Vinegar Made?

How is Balsamic Vinegar Made?

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena   As in the case of extra-virgin olive oils , the production of the highly-prized traditional balsamic vinegar is governed by very strict regulations administered by a Consortium of producers (Consorzio...
Olive Oil: Gift from the Gods

Olive Oil: Gift from the Gods

  History of Olive Oil   The use of olive oil spans millennia. The olive is mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey and appears many times in the Bible. Sophocles called the olive tree “the tree that feeds the children”. In the Olympic Games...
Frescolio vs Supermarket Olive Oils

Frescolio vs Supermarket Olive Oils

  Why Buy at Frescolio Rather than the Supermarket?     2 Olive Oil Freshness It is often difficult in the supermarket environment to determine how old the contents of a bottle of olive oil are. There may...
Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Health Benefits of Olive Oil   Various studies have shown olive oil to offer several health benefits . A number of other studies have suggested that some of these benefits claimed for olive oil should have caveats attached to them. ...
Olive Oil - Additional Resources

Olive Oil - Additional Resources

  Further Learning on Olive Oil   International Olive Council Intergovernmental association of olive-oil-producing countries formed under the United Nations. www.internationaloliveoil.org Olive Oil Times A very informative...
Olive Oil Standards & Testing

Olive Oil Standards & Testing

National and International Standards   There are several national and international organizations that establish and/or maintain standards for the olive oil industry. Organizations include: International Olive Council (IOC), Australian Olive...
Tips

Tips

    Butter/Margarine to Olive-Oil Conversion   Butter/Margarine   Olive-Oil 1 tsp      3/4 tsp 1 tbsp 2 1/4 tsp 1/4 cup       3 tbsp 1/3 cup   1/4 cup 1/2 cup     1/4 cup + 2 tbsp 2/3 cup      1/2 cup 3/4 cup     1/2 cup + 1 tsbp 1 cup ...
Pairing Suggestions-Fused EVOO

Pairing Suggestions-Fused EVOO

      There is no wrong way to use your EVOO, these are just our favourites!       Baklouti Green Chili Grapefruit White Balsamic Vinegar Tangerine Dark Balsamic Vinegar Red Wine Vinegar     Blood Orange Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Vinega...
Pairing Suggestions-Infused EVOO

Pairing Suggestions-Infused EVOO

      There is no wrong way to use your EVOO, these are just our favourites!       Basil Strawberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar Fig Dark Balsamic Vinegar Alfoos Mango White Balsamic Vinegar Grapefruit White Balsamic Vinegar     Butter Sicil...
Pairing Suggestions-Dark Balsamic Vinegar

Pairing Suggestions-Dark Balsamic Vinegar

      There is no wrong way to use your balsamic vinegar, these are just our favourites!     Traditional 18-Year Aged  This versatile balsamic will really go with anything, but here are a few exceptional pairings: Lemon Fused EVOO Tuscan Herb...
Pairing Suggestions-White Balsamic Vinegar

Pairing Suggestions-White Balsamic Vinegar

      There is no wrong way to use your balsamic vinegar, these are just our favourites!              Cara-Cara Orange Vanilla Persian Lime Infused EVOO Butter Infused EVOO Roasted Almond Oil           Coconut ...