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Extra Virgin Olive Oil...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best olive oil you can buy because to be classed as Extra Virgin it must have no faults and taste absolutely wonderful on everything from salads, to soups, pasta, breads. You name it - you can probably have Extra Virgin Olive Oil with it.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the first pressing of the olives, using no heat or chemicals to extract the precious oil.

It will have a fresh, fruity flavour with a slight bitterness. This makes for 'balanced' oil, which brings out the flavours of all foods. It sometimes smells like ripe tomatoes, fresh cut grass or even apples.

Unlike wine, olive oil does not improve with age and is best consumed fresh to appreciate the rich flavours and health benefits.

Store your Maclyn Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a cool, dark, place.

The oil will sometimes become cloudy if stored in a refrigerator, or if the temperature drops too low. The oil is stored in a controlled atmosphere in stainless steel tanks and bottled as required. 15 degrees Celsius, is the optimum temperature to store Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has many health benefits. It is recognized as important in maintaining an active metabolism and contributing to the important development of the brain and bones in children. It is also recommended as a source of vitamin E for older people.

With more antioxidants than normal olive oils, research shows that Extra Virgin Olive Oil helps reduce the levels of bad cholesterols, alleviates digestive problems and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including cancer.

Choosing extra virgin olive oil as your main source of dietary fat, combined with eating a healthy diet that is high in plant foods, may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Moderate amounts of olive oil may also reduce abdominal fat, if eaten as part of a diet high in plant foods.

Chock full natural anti-oxidants, it also helps slow down the natural aging process.

Whilst the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil offer a compelling reason to use it every day, at Maclyn Grove we believe there's another reason why you should only ever use our Oil - It simply tastes better!

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