FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?


Extra Virgine Olive Oil is a liquescent fat extracted from Olives trees. It is the unrefined, pressed juice of selected olives.This juice must meet chemical analysis to be labeled extra virgin.




Where our oils come from?


From Italy. Italy has the second biggest production of olive oil in the world.




Can you cook with olive oil?


Absolutely! The fresher the extra virgin, the higher the smoke point. You can sauté, grill, bake and fry in extra virgin! Just be careful not to smoke the oil and always work with the oil under controlled heat.




How long the extra olive oil last?


Ussually up to 19 months when stored in the pantry.




Is olive oil extra virgine good for babies?


Extra virgin olive oil is among the first ingredients that should feature in baby foods when we start weaning them, because this is the fatty compound best tolerated by their still not fully developed digestive system. Olive oil also helps protect the walls of the intestine and reduce gastric acidity. It also relieves the discomfort of constipation and promotes bowel movements. During childhood, it is strategic for body growth, because it promotes the development of bones and nervous system. Drizzled over the baby food, it helps them absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.




What is balsamic vinegar?


Ii comes from Sweet Trebbiano white grapes produced in and around the area of Reggio Emilia and Modena, Italy form the base of the world’s only true balsamic vinegar. The grapes ripen on the vine for as long as possible to develop their sugar. The juice, or “must”, is pressed out of the grapes and cooked in copper kettles. Balsamic vinegar is aged in the “solera” style method in the attics of vintners where acetic fermentation begins from naturally present bacteria. The vinegar slowly oxidizes and is reduced naturally over time. The vinegar is transferred into progressively smaller barrels each year. The vintner will blend each year’s production to create a complex balsamic. You will notice that our vinegar has the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity from the grapes and complexity from the wood the vinegar is aged in.




How long the balsamic vinegar last?


The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — to maximize the shelf life of balsamic vinegar, store in a cool, dark cupboard, away from direct heat or sunlight. To maximize the shelf life of balsamic vinegar, keep the bottle tightly sealed after opening. How long does balsamic vinegar last at room temperature? Properly stored, balsamic vinegar will generally stay at best quality for about 3 years, but will stay safe indefinitely.





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