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 EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News November 30, 2020 CITY EATS December 2020 | January 2021 A new bakery has opened in the Leland building at 2506 Douglas St. Working Culture Bread is serving up naturally leavened sourdough breads, as well ... Read More Food / Food News / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Eating Out—At Home Originally published in EAT Oct|Nov issue. Are you missing those romantic date night dinners, a favourite dish from a local chef, the fluffy ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes November 27, 2020 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Comments are closed.