How Oil Storage affects the taste of your Food

Olive oil is the most popular oil used in cooking and for flavoring food. It is renowned for its health benefits, deep aroma and taste. Rich in omega-3 monounsaturated fatty acid and antioxidants, it not only makes food taste better, it also pours out good health.

Olive oil comes in six different types, and ranges in price, taste, and method of harvesting. But one thing these 6 types have in common is the need to be stored in glass bottles, as plastic absorbs the oil and leaves it tasting “funny”. If you partake in olive oil often enough, it would be advantageous to visit ebottles.com where you can invest in glass bottles designed specifically for storing oil. By storing your olive oil in glass bottles that are kept in dark, cool cupboards, you will be ensuring the shelf life and taste. This article will cover the 6 basic types of olive oil. But keep in mind that if you don’t store them in glass, the benefits are irrelevant.

Dressing your salad

The best type of olive oil to use in salad is extra virgin. This type boasts the highest quality, and offers less acidity than its counterparts. This variety takes freshly harvested olives and cold-presses them. Because the introduction of high heat causes extra virgin olive oil to lose much of its nutritional value, flavor and aroma, it is almost always used in salads or as a simple dressing.

Time to sauté

Virgin olive oil is one grade below the extra virgin type and has a slightly greater acidity level of 2 percent. Therefore it is ideal for cooking purposes but can still be used in salads. It is also used in hair and body care products, as it is known for making hair shine and keeping skin soft.

Dignified and refined

This type of olive oil didn’t graduate from finishing school, yet it is pretty refined. Refining olive oil doesn’t mean it is educated in antiquity or classic literature, rather when olive oil is refined it means that the acidity is removed altogether. As a result it is cheap to buy, but is only suitable for cooking and not for salads or finishing’s, as it lacks the floral notes found in the acids.

Somewhere in between

Pure olive oil falls somewhere in between extra virgin and refined simply because it is a mixture of the two. It offers an acidity level of 2 percent, but is rather low in nutritional value. This oil is perfect for heavy duty cooking such as pan-searing lamb chops.

The Light side

This type is a low-grade variety meaning it is low in the aroma department. Because light olive oil offers no full flavor, it is best used in cooking types where oil flavors would otherwise be compromised.

Here’s to your health

According to the Mayo Clinicolive oil is good for you, despite its high caloric levels. Because the type of fat in olives is a “good fat”, consuming the right levels may fight off the risk of heart disease and lower your overall cholesterol levels. Just be sure to store your oils in glass, or you will be losing out on the many benefits olive oil offers.

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The promise of pomace
Olive pomace oil is a type that is composed of oil residue left over after all the water and base oil has been extracted from the olive, making it ideal for high heat cooking. It, like light olive oil, lacks the taste and aroma of other types, and therefore promises an ideal use for high heat cooking.

Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes

Raw food is all the rage right now, so I wanted to check this out. The benefits of weight loss and increased energy as well as a reduced risk of certain diseases are some of the reasons that people want to eat raw foods. Others have an aversion to animal-based foods or simply wish to consume more whole, nutrient-rich ingredients.

Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes will appeal to both newcomers to and veterans of the raw-food lifestyle. The recipes have easy-to-follow instructions. There is also a guide to properly prepare the ingredients in advance of meal preparation to enhance their nutritional value as well as a comprehensive list of “raw pantry” essentials.  The book goes over why you should eat a Raw Diet.  I also know a ton of people who need to eat gluten free diets and this book will definitely help!

There are a lot of recipes in here that you wouldn’t think that you could have like Alfredo sauce, pizza, and nachos.  There is even a strawberry daiquiri recipe.

If you’ve decided that the raw-food lifestyle is for you — either full-time or part-time — look no further than Eat Raw, Eat Well!

Jovial Foods Einkorn Pasta

As you all know, I am always looking for ways for my family and I eat healthier. However, we don’t want to give great tasting foods either. That is why I am super excited when I find products that are healthier for us like Jovial Foods Einkorn Pasta. Einkorn is nature’s original species of whole wheat, first cultivated nearly 12,000 years ago. Considered even healthier than modern whole wheat, ancient einkorn grains are inherently more nutritious. It has more naturally occurring high protein (9 grams per serving), nutrient, mineral, vitamin and antioxidant content (a 2-ounce serving of einkorn pasta outperforms “superfoods” including the raw blueberry, in its nutritional value). Einkorn also is a healthy source of dietary fiber, zinc, iron, and the antioxidant Lutein, making the pasta a nutritional powerhouse and ideal for both vegan and non-vegan diets alike.

That all said, I know you have to be asking “how does it taste”. I used my two pickiest taste testers in my house — Madison (7 years old) and Will (4 years old). After asking me why these noodles looked different, they went to town on these noodles (I served them with some spaghetti sauce). Both kids asked for more helpings twice! Now, in my house, the kids normally finish their plate and don’t ask for seconds. That just tells you how good their pasta is! I personally didn’t find a taste difference between this pasta and the pasta I normally make (which is no where near as healthy as this!). Here are few recipes if you want to be way more exciting than me.

Jovial Foods Einkorn Pasta is definitely something I would buy and continue serving to my family!