Are All Olive Oils Healthy?
Have you ever wondered if there is a type of olive oil healthier than the other? It is common knowledge that extra virgin olive oil reduces the risk of heart disease. But did you know that non-virgin olive oil is also heart healthy?
According to the FDA, olive oil is heart healthy regardless of whether it was extra virgin or not.
The heart benefits of olive oil are attributed to the fatty acids. For example, extra virgin olive oil has more phenols than regular olive oil but the same high monounsaturated fatty acid content.
The phenols in extra virgin olive oil are associated with a wide range of health benefits such as cancer prevention, improvements in metabolism, and reduction of inflammation. But non-virgin olive oil has also proven to improve heart health.
Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil VS Olive Oil VS Extra Light Olive Oil
Made from the first cold pressing of the finest olives, Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a distinctly rich taste and fresh aroma with subtle notes of olive. We suggest using it for salad dressings, sauces, and gravies, drizzling over pasta, and marinating or sautéing fish & vegetables. It has a smoke point of 338°F – 374°F.
Exquisitely balanced, Filippo Berio Olive Oil can be used to enhance the true flavor of any dish. It has a mild flavor with gentle hints of olive and a smoke point of 356°F – 392°F.
We recommend using it to baste meats and fish, sautéing meats, pizza dough, and focaccia, roasting meats, fish, and vegetables.
Last but not least, Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil has an exceptionally high smoke point of 410°F – 446°F, making it the ideal choice for frying, stir-frying, and baking your favorite foods. It has a subtle flavor profile with a faint hint of olive.