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TRADITIONAL VEGETABLE OILS – REAL FOOD

– : extra-virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, palm oil :-  Extra-virgin Olive Oil Huge clay vats found at Knossos in Crete testify to the fact that populations in the Mediterranean have traditionally relied on olive oil to form a major part of their balanced diet for millennia. Unusually for a vegetable oil, 75% of olive oil is in the form of a monounsaturated fat, 10% omega-6 and 2% omega-3 fats (a natural, healthy ratio). It is also rich in naturally occurring antioxidants and enzymes. Best of all no European olives on sale today derive from genetically modified plants. Because it is liquid at room temperature (meaning the hydrogen carbon bonding is looser than saturated fats) olive oil is prone to turning rancid if exposed to heat, oxygen and light. To avoid the freshly harvested fruit from turning the olives are crushed as soon as possible – certainly no later than two days after harvesting. To qualify for the label “extra virgin” the oil must be extracted at a temperature below 27 degrees centigrade. …