Always considered a healthy ingredient, extra virgin olive oil has come under some scrutiny lately as large corporations work to hoodwink us (yes, again…) into buying what we think is pure oil, when in fact, it’s not.
I have always been a fan of estate oils for this very reason. They’re authentic and pure…and completely delicious! Rich in antioxidants and compounds associated with heart health and anti-aging (think Sophia Loren…), extra virgin olive oil is a must-have in every kitchen.
I love this oil for its gorgeous flavor. I use it in cooking, as a finishing oil and in salad dressings. Produced at Frantoio La Corte in Tuscany, the latest systems of olive crushing are used to preserve the quality of taste, fragrance and flavor.