With the launch of Kouzina stuffed Greek olives, Chenab also bring Kouzina 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive oil. If you want to give a great Greek taste to your meal, you should use our PDO Kalamata olive oil. Greece has a long lasting tradition in olive tree cultivation and olive oil production, which span more than five millennia. Greek olive oil, or “Liquid Gold,” as Homer called it, has been part of Greece’s history since antiquity. It is an irreplaceable nutritional component of the Greek diet. Greece produces more than 430,000 tons of olive oil annually, and more than 75% of that is Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is the best type of olive oil. Today, Greek olive oil is regarded as the best in the world because Greek olive oil is produced only from green olives. The Greek olive oil is the healthiest type of oil with minimum or even zero cholesterol levels and rich in Vitamins. The main Greek olive oil production concerns mainly the extra virgin olive oil. Ancient Greeks consumed olive oil for a healthy, long life both as food, or as an essential treatment for the skin and hair. Taste, aroma and color are all indications of the unique quality of the Greek extra virgin olive oil. Greek extra virgin olive oil is virgin olive oil with an extremely fine taste and an acidity of not more than 1%. It comes from first pressings that meet the ultimate standards. The Greek extra virgin olive oil is unquestionably the healthiest type of olive oil with almost 0% cholesterol and rich in Vitamins against aging. It can be used in salads or added in the cooking process of almost any recipe, while it is perfect even for frying dishes. The Greek extra virgin olive oil is the best nutritional gift we can offer to ourselves. Our high quality kouzina extra virgin olive oil is produced from greek Kalamata olives grown, cultivated & pressed in the Peloponnese region of Southern Greece. Bright green colour, peppery aftertaste with a flavour & aroma of fresh olives, this olive oil is as natural as it can be providing apart from the great flavor all the proven health benefits attributed to extra virgin olive oil. Since our olive oil is cold pressed, you can use it for more than just salad, antipasti or other cold treats. This olive oil is ideal for cooking and baking. Enhance your salads, vinaigrettes, marinades and BBQs or simply enjoy it with warm, fresh, crusty bread. Difference between olive oil and Greek olive oil: Italian EVOO is more assertive, acting as one of the main flavors of the food, a defining aspect. In comparison, Greek EVOO tends to be less intrusive, working with the flavors of the other components of the food to create a holistic taste.
The benefits of cold extraction:
Cold extraction refers to the process of producing oils without applying any heat treatment to preserve all the nutrients and maintain the best possible flavour. There are at least 30 beneficial plant compounds found in cold pressed olive oil, many of which are potent antioxidants with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. At Kouzina, you will only find cold extracted extra virgin olive oils. We ensure that none of the goodness is taken away and no unhealthy ingredients are added to it.
Benefits of Olive Oil:
1)Extra virgin olive oil is rich in heart-healthy fats, along with vitamins E and K.
2) Extra virgin olive oil is a great source of antioxidants, which are compounds that help fight inflammation and chronic disease.
3) extra virgin olive oil is loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, a type of healthy fat that has been linked to several benefits.
4) high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.