• Pamela Marasco

From the Fruit to the Bottle

Updated: Apr 21

Not sure how to buy, store and use your new harvest extra virgin oil from CosituttiMarketPlace.

Here are a few hints on buying, storing and using olive oil and view more information on why being extra virgin is better.

  • Buy dated oils to ensure optimum flavor and health benefits.

  • Buy extra virgin which is processed without heat or chemicals to rectify the oil and higher in the compounds that make it so beneficial.

  • Know your producer. Unscrupulous producers often blend lesser quality oil or foreign oil with local oil and label it Made in Italy.

  • Quality unfiltered oil may contain sediment. This is not a defect but tiny bits of olives that some prefer.

  • In a baking recipe that calls for a stick of butter (8 tablespoons) use 6 tablespoons of olive oil.

  • Heat, light and air all effect oil adversely. Store oil in a capped tinted bottle in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Don’t refrigerate as temperature fluctuations cause condensation and water and oil don’t mix!

  • Use your oil daily, savoring it as Italians do knowing it contributes to your health and well-being.

All extra virgin olive oils at CosituttiMarketPlace are sourced from small producers and generational families committed to preserving the culinary and cultural heritage of regional Italian food.

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