This Extra Virgin Olive Oil is carefully made from 100% California Mission olives that were grown and hand-harvested southeast of San Francisco, CA. Estate grown and milled on-site, these olives were milled within hours of harvest. This year's Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil is pleasantly fruity with a surprisingly green and grassy taste. With a beautiful aroma, this olive oil is a well-crafted and elegant extra virgin olive oil.
This oil is fantastic for sautéing and frying, as well as roasting. Also fantastic in salad dressings and for dipping your favorite warm loaf of bread in.
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.