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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Benefits

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil you can buy. There are very specific standards that olive oil has to meet to receive the label "extra-virgin". Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it offers significantly more health-giving antioxidants than other olive oil varieties.

Extra virgin olive oil is considered an unrefined oil since it's not treated with chemicals or altered by temperature. Premium quality extra virgin olive oil typically has a golden-green color, with a distinct flavour and a peppery finish.

Taralinga Estate is proud to have achieved the Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil certification. This is our guarantee to you of EVOO authenticity, provenance and quality in the market place. You will now also find us listed on the Official Index of the Worlds Best Olive Oils

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Proven Health Benefits

olive oil benefits

Over the years many health studies have proven that extra virgin olive oil helps with many aspects of our health, including lowering bad cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart attacks. The Mediterranean diet, which includes plenty of extra virgin olive oil, has long been known as one of the healthiest.

Extra virgin olive oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fats and contains no cholesterol. Many nutritionists, even the National Heart Foundation, are now recommending olive oil as the healthy substitute for other fats in our diet.

Did you know that olive oil is the only oil which is actually a fruit juice?

In its purest form, like here at Taralinga Estate, the oil is simply ‘squeezed’ from the fruit, filtered and bottled … with zero contamination by any chemical processes or additives.

At Taralinga Estate, we press within hours of picking which ensures the retention of as many of the antioxidants from the olives as possible.

Consumption Recommendations

To achieve the maximum health benefits associated with EVOO, studies recommend consuming 3-4 tablespoons per day. Download our FREE EBOOK for tips on how to consume this much every day.

We recommend our EVOO is stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and excessive heat. For freshness of taste and maximum health benefits we also recommend our EVOO is consumed within 30-60 days of opening.