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 Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Main course / Recipes February 2, 2019 Fragrant Rice and Chicken Curry Recipe From the 2019 January | February Issue Serves 6-8 A combination of spicy, salty and savoury with just a touch of sweet, a good curry is one of my ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Get Fresh January 18, 2018 Delicious Citrus “Citrus’s naughty by nature proclivities ensure an ever-expanding family tree.” It’s funny isn’t it, that flavours as zippy and ... Read More Sponsored / The Big Picture January 10, 2018 New Year, New Trends! Our 2018 Predictions From working closely with hundreds of chefs and restaurants across North America over the past 6 years, there’s no doubt that we pick up a thing or ... Read More Preserves / Sponsored October 13, 2017 Bonne Maman Partners with Toronto Shops for a Special Tasty Offering Ready to spread some joy throughout the GTA, jam producer Bonne Maman has partnered up with top artisan shops across Toronto for the 1st annual JAM ... Read More Comments are closed.