03 Apr

Olive Oil in Bag-in-Box. Why?

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Bag in a box to wine lovers is not a stranger. The benefits of Bag-in-Box are many folds. The most important one is keeping the content fresher for a longer period after opening.

The olive oil industry has recently started to package olive oil in this way. We are quick to introduce this new packaging to our Singaporean friends. Let’s find out what Bag-in-Box is all about?

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08 Mar

如何选购真正初榨橄榄油

来自台湾的 Chef Jack Lee 李尚伦老师以特级初榨橄榄油在新加坡 The Kitchen Society 示范教学烹饪课程,获得满堂彩.

你知道吗?一瓶一公升纯正的特级初榨橄榄油(extra virgin olive oil)需要6公斤的橄榄才能压榨成油。

在橄榄盛产的地中海沿岸国家把橄榄油誉为液体黄金(liquid gold)。品质好的特级初榨橄榄油被称做 橄榄汁 (olive juice)。除了用来凉拌沙拉,蘸面包吃,做各式烹调,甚至可以生饮

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02 Feb

Does Olive Oil “Expire”?

When we pick up a bottle of olive oil at a grocery store, or anything in fact, we will almost always check for the “expiry date” printed on the product.

We don’t use “expiry” date in olive oil to signify the “use by” date. Instead, the term “best before” date is used. The two mean very different things.

Does olive oil “expire”? Does “expired” olive oil hurt? Here we will explain.

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08 Jan

How to Buy Great Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

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The Straits Times recently reported in Is that really extra-virgin olive oil in the bottle? that our consumer watchdog CASE has asked supermarkets to check on the quality of the extra virgin olive oil on their shelves.

This request was triggered by complaints in Europe over using low quality virgin olive oil and passing it off as higher quality extra virgin olive oil. What is shocking is that the brands implicated in the allegation actually include some of the most popular and commonly found brands.

Are we really paying for extra virgin olive oil? An article that appeared in The Straits Times offers 7 things to look out for, but here, we present our 7 practical tips to help you choose and buy good quality extra virgin olive oil.

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