This extra virgin olive oil is robust with complex fruit, apples, green grapes & a big green herbaceous kick. As big as this oil is, it's well balanced, with its rich fruity flavors, pungency (peppery burn on the throat) and bitterness. Barouni is great for cooking lamb, grilling fish and vegetables, and ideally balances balsamic vinegar. It adds a spark of peppery spiciness and is right at home with hummus and couscous. Think of this extra virgin olive oil as something you'd consume daily for your health.
Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Thanks to its status as a spotlight food in the Mediterranean diet, and thanks to extensive research on its unique phytonutrient composition, olive oil has become a legendary culinary oil with very difficult to match health benefits.
Polyphenols have been shown to function as both antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory nutrients in the body. The very number and variety of polyphenols in olive oil helps explain the unique health benefits of this culinary oil. Because of the high polyphenol levels, as little as 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day have been shown to be associated with significant anti-inflammatory benefits.
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