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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Carapelli Olive Oil Review and Giveaway

I am glad that I have a chance to talk about olive oils today, because there are some tricks to cooking healthfully with olive oil.

First of all, let's talk about the extraction of oils. You want to consume oil that has been expeller or cold pressed, so the oil doesn't go rancid and so that it retains its antioxidant properties.  Also look for your olive oil in a dark bottle, and try not to expose it to extreme light or temperature.

Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the result of the first cold pressing of the olives. It has the strongest taste and aroma of olives and an oleic acidity rate of less than 1%. The lower the acidity, the better the quality of the oil. Plus, all of the Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil products are packaged in a dark bottle, to help keep it away from light.

Carapelli Olive Oil is a premium line of Extra Virgin olive oils, imported from Italy since 1893. Carapelli Olive Oil is dedicated to providing consistent, premium quality extra virgin olive oil. Carapelli Olive Oil is committed to its rich, Tuscan heritage and sharing the olive oil experience with food lovers worldwide.  Carapelli's state-of-the-art headquarters in southern Florence combines old world craftsmanship and new world standards. And in 2001, Carapelli instituted an internal quality certification program-a voluntary observance of 22 quality parameters that are stricter than those required by law. The reason for this is simple: to provide customers with the clearest information and every reassurance about the quality of Carapelli olive oils.

My favorite of their oils is the Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s Certified USDA Organic, and obtained only from organically grown olives and produced according to organic farming standards.

It is absolutely delicious! It has a rich green, gold color, and it is highly nutritious! However, my advice for this olive oil is to add it to your foods after cooking or use it for salads or marinades. This is why: you don't want to risk exposing this oil to too much heat. You could lose the nutrients and generate harmful cancer causing compounds. So, DON'T heat it past its smoke point. I would rather be safe than sorry, so I only use it for the things I mentioned above.

I love to mix this Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with organic apple cider vinegar and some herbs and spices for a delicious homemade salad dressing. Yummm!

I am going to try Carapelli's Italian Vinaigrette dressing recipe next. Check it out and check out all their other delicious recipes too.

You can find Carapelli products at your local grocery store. Add them to your next Italian dish or salad and enjoy!

We are having a giveaway of ALL of the Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oils (Organic, Il Numerato and Premium 100% Olive Oil) to (1) of my readers.

Here's how to enter this giveaway:

Become a public follower of Your World: Healthy and Natural on my right sidebar and tell me you did so in a comment.

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The deadline for this giveaway is May 17th at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen.  Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win.

* Carapelli provided me with free samples of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.* 

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