Written By Pam Durkin Edibles / Good For You / Health Apr 24, 2013 Good for You: Cazorliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestGOOD FOR YOU: Welcome to our new “good for you review”. Look for reviews on health promoting food products and hospitality services. This extra virgin olive oil from Southern Spain is remarkably different from the banal, insipid “EVO blends” that typically line North American supermarket shelves. Produced by a cooperative of ten independent growers, Cazorliva is cold-pressed from one single variety of olive—the Picual—renowned for its robust, fruity taste and its high oleic fatty-acid content. On average, Picuals contain 78-80% of the heart-healthy monounsaturated fat—the highest of any variety of olive. They are also full of crucial disease fighting antioxidants that can help ward off cancer, fight inflammation and keep our arteries free flowing. My introduction to Cazorliva and the merits of the Picual olive came through a happenstance meeting with Diana Hildago, a young Spanish woman, who, after relocating to Vancouver, began yearning for the pure authentic oils of her homeland. That yearning was the impetus to begin importing Cazorliva into Canada—a move this nutritionist and olive oil devotee is delighted she took. Health benefits aside, Cazorliva’s assertive flavour doesn’t disappoint. It has a strong fruity taste with hints of woody notes and a pleasant peppery finish. Furthermore, it produces that slight “tingle” at the back of the throat that is the hallmark of a pure, high quality EVO abundant in antioxidants. There’s more good news—the oil is reasonably priced (I paid $8 for the 250ml container)—making it the perfect EVO for daily use. My only point of contention with this oil is the packaging. It comes available in a clear glass bottle (500ml), or in a tin container replete with an awkwardly placed spout that makes pouring a tad tricky. Hidalgo maintains the clear glass isn’t problematic—that the oil’s unusually high Vitamin E content protects it from any possible light exposure—but I prefer irrefutable protection; thus I opted for the tin container. Thankfully, I’m slowly getting adept at working that tricky spout!— Pam Durkin Available in Victoria Choux Choux Charcuterie, Lifestyle Markets, The Market on Yates, and The Village Butcher.Vancouver locations include Whole Foods, SPUD and Meinhardt’s Fine Foods.For a complete listing and further information visit Olives and Things *If you have a product or hospitality service you’d like reviewed contact us at email@example.com oilolive oil SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Pam Durkin ... Read More You may also like Recipes July 3, 2023 May|June Cover Recipe : Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote and Lemon Mascarpone Cream A creative take on traditional strawberry ... Read More Recipes March 6, 2023 March April Cover Recipe : Lemony Leek Cod Cakes The unpretentious and delicious fish cake gets an upgrade with chunks of fresh cod, tangy lemon zest, and creamy, sautéed ... Read More Main course / Recipes / Salad November 1, 2022 Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Steak Salad All the flavours of southeast Asia are contained in this colourful, crunchy, and protein-rich ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Masterclass — Candied Citrus Masterclass Candied Citrus Holiday ... Read More Comments are closed.