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.