Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva 100% Italiano
Kapuhala’s in-house extra virgin olive oil is made with Moresca olives, a cultivar native to Sicily, Italy. Our olives are grown at Kapuhala’s heritage farm in Sicily, where we are committed to bringing back traditional ways that ensure highest possible quality and flavour standard. Harking back to simpler times, though time consuming by today’s standards, allows for the possibility to find alternative ways of living that are more in tune with nature, enhancing our life satisfaction. Returning to the soil and ensuing its fertility for future generations is important to our family run business.
To extract our olive oil we use the continuous cycle cold-pressed method. “Continuous cycle” refers to the four essential machines used in the processing method (i.e., crusher, kneader, decanter and separator) that are all connected, eliminating any interruptions, which results in the highest possible grade of olive oil. “Cold-pressed” indicates that at no time does the temperature exceed 27°C (80°F) during processing. Many industrial manufacturers use higher temperatures because this allows for more oil to be extracted from each olive. Higher temperatures, however, deteriorate the antioxidants, polyphenols and many other sought-after natural benefits of the oil. Even though cold-pressing is more labor intensive, it preserves the health properties of olive oil, making for a better product.
Did you know extra-virgin olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols, which boast a host of health benefits? Monounsaturated fatty acids target “bad” cholesterol (reducing levels of LDL, low-density lipoprotein, which tend to deposit in the arteries) lowering the risks of heart disease, other cardiovascular problems and strokes. Polyphenols (natural antioxidants) help lower blood pressure. Oleocanthal, in particular, has anti-inflammatory properties and is linked to combating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. It’s no surprise that olive oil is called the elixir of life!
Not sure how to use extra-virgin olive oil? While you can cook with it, the heat will alter the natural health properties. We suggest you save it for things like dipping bread, dressing salads and pairing it with cold dishes and other cured meats. Did you know you can use extra-virgin olive oil in personal care and home remedies? It’s great at fighting skin irritations and dry skin. Pour a few drops and apply it to the ends of your hair to prevent split ends, or apply it to the scape and leave it overnight as a hair mask. To preserve the natural benefits, it’s best to store Olio away from light and heat sources.
Olio is bottled and distributed by Bottle-Up s.r.l.
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