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Arbequina Olive Oil

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When we buy extra virgin olive oil, we don’t often pay attention to the olive variety that is being used to make the olive oil. This is largely inadvisable.

Like wines, which are produced from different grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, extra virgin olive oils are also made from different olive varieties.

Each olive variety has its own characteristics, personality and intensity. Here is a look at one of the olive varieties widely planted worldwide and used in culinary preparation: Arbequina.

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Can We Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Cooking?

Image: flickr. The holy oils of cooking

One question people often ask: Can we use extra virgin olive oil for home cooking? And at a high temperature? If your answer is a “oh, no,” well, don’t worry, you are not the only one who would have reacted as such.

Like many other misconceptions of the use of extra virgin olive oil (here and here), research studies such as this has dispelled the myths of frying with extra virgin olive oil at high temperatures.

Here, however, we want to explore another more interesting question …

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Olive Oil in Bag-In-Box: How to Use?

Bag-In-Box: BIO-Vizcantar & Vizcantar Normal

Olive oil in a bag within a box (Bag-In-Box) is a relatively new notion in the olive oil industry. We introduce the concept to Singapore last year for our olive oil users. As of date, we are not aware of any local olive oil suppliers/distributors embrace this idea.

Without doubts, the two most important benefits of Bag-in-Box are, firstly, it is value-for-money, and second, it keeps the content fresher for a longer period after opening.

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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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如何选购真正初榨橄榄油

来自台湾的 Chef Jack Lee 李尚伦老师

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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