Health Benefits of Olive Oil 0
Unless you’ve been hiding out in the Bat Cave or stranded on a deserted island, you’ve probably heard that olive oil is good for you. But do you know how olive oil consumption benefits your health?
Olive oil has been studied extensively by researchers around the world, and its health benefits stem from its type of fat and its antioxidant content. The type of fat in olive oil is mainly monounsaturated fat. This type of fat is good for your heart and your cholesterol levels.
Olive oil also contains two beneficial antioxidants. Oleocanthal is an anti-inflammatory substance that works like ibuprofen, and oleuropein protects LDL-cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) against breaking down.
Studies have shown that regular intake of olive oil can provide benefits in the following areas:
Heart Health: According to a recent review study published in Pharmacological Research, regular olive oil intake decreases risk of high blood pressure, stroke, high cholesterol, and inflammation. Another study published in Neurology also found that regular intake of olive oil may prevent stroke in older people.
Type 2 Diabetes: A Spanish research study showed that a diet rich in monounsaturated fats (such as olive oil) reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Breast Cancer: The antioxidant oleocanthal may protect against breast cancer, according to a Spanish study.
Depression: Regular intake of olive oil may help prevent development of depression in some individuals as reported in the medical journal PLOS ONE.
Alzheimer’s Disease: A study conducted in mice found that olive oil has the “potential to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease or related neurodegenerative dementias.” More studies are needed to confirm these findings.
So how can you add olive oil to your diet? Try some of the following ideas:
— Saute or roast vegetables with olive oil
— Make your own mayonnaise using olive oil
— Add it to salad dressings, pasta, and marinades
— Use it as a dip for bread with herbs, sea salt, and spices
— Drizzle it over popcorn
Why Us? 0
Why choose olive oils from EvilO? Besides the fantastic taste, the large selection of flavors, and the endless ways to enjoy our oils, we want assure you we offer only the high quality oils. From regional to naturally flavored to infused, all our oils meet the strictest standards. Here is a look at what makes our oils so special.
Our supplier starts with the best quality, unrefined Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The oils are regionally grown in places such as Chile, Argentina, Italy, Spain, and Australia. Then, the International Olive Council certifies the quality of all the oils we carry in our store. Every lot is tested and certified as 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil by approved laboratories.
We carry the following unflavored, 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils:
— Mission: From California, a smooth and velvety olive oil, great on chicken and pork.
— Picual: From Chile, bold flavor with a peppery finish.
— Umbria: From Italy, sweet with a bitter sensation, pairs well with Lambrusco red wine vinegar and hickory, garlic, or jalapeño balsamic vinegar.
— Tres Oliva: From Spain, olive oil from 3 different varieties of olives. Aromatic, ripe, and fruity. A true taste of olives.
— Barnea: From Australia. Has herbal notes and mild bitterness. Nicely balanced.
Naturally Flavored Olive Oils
High quality, extra-virgin olive oil is combined with natural concentrates and extracts to produce our delicious flavored oils. Our naturally flavored selections include:
— Blood Orange: Features the taste of fresh oranges. Goes great with dark chocolate or in brownies.
-- Butter (EvilO Olio): Blends the taste of olives with butter. Perfect on popcorn or baked potatoes.
-- Meyer Lemon: Aromatic and light, this oil is perfect in salads, as a bread dipper, or drizzled over fresh hummus.
— Persian Lime: Tastes crisp and fresh. Pairs well with pear balsamic vinegar as a salad dressing. Drizzle over fish.
— Sage and Onion: This oil is an excellent addition to mashed potatoes or stuffing.
— Smoked Hickory: Imparts the flavors of cooking over an open fire. Mix with garlic balsamic vinegar for a chicken marinade. Also great added to a pot of beans. Pair with pineapple or pecan praline balsamic vinegars.
— White Truffle: Has a slight garlicky and pepper flavor. Use it with white fish or shellfish. Also, it is good drizzled on pasta, risotto, egg dishes, or pizza.
— Black Truffle: Posses a more robust flavor than white truffle. Drizzle it over red meat. Just like white truffle, it also tastes great drizzled over pasta, risotto, egg dishes, or pizza.
Infused Olive Oils
Extra virgin olive oil is filtered without chemicals or heat to make pure olive oil. This removes any inherent or distinct flavors. Next, herbs, spices, or fruit are steeped in the oil for 6 to 8 weeks to produce olive oils with incredible flavor profiles. Choose from these infused oils:
— Basil: The bright, fresh taste of basil is perfect in salad dressings, as a bread dipper, or on pasta. Pairs well with garlic or lemongrass mint balsamic vinegars.
-- Chipotle: An ideal balance of smoke and heat. Chipotle infused olive oil works well with grilled or smoked meats, as a bread dipper, or added to salsa.
— Garlic: Fragrant and crisp garlic makes this a favorite choice. Pairs with hickory balsamic to make a memorable marinade for poultry and grilled veggies.
— Habanero: This oil is no joke. It’s HOT! Combine with pineapple balsamic for a sweet and sassy marinade.
— Jalapeno: Spicy and flavorful. Tastes great added to salsa or guacamole.
— Rosemary: Full of flavor and aroma. Drizzle on poultry or fish or use in salad dressings. Makes a great bread dipper.
Fused Olive Oils
These oils are a combination of infused and naturally flavored oils. This produces delectable flavors you will love! We offer the following selection:
— Tuscan Herb: Bursting with the flavors of Tuscany! You’ll love this as a bread dipper or drizzled over chicken or pasta.
— Garlic Cilantro: Makes a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Drizzle over tacos, fajitas, guacamole, or salsa.
— Garlic Mushroom: An all-time favorite! We love to use it on chicken or grilled veggies. Also goes well with pasta or salad dressings.
— Herbs de Provence: Features the flavors of Provence. Brush on rolls before baking, drizzle over grilled veggies or use in marinades and salad dressings.
Stop by today and taste the difference. We love to help customers discover the delights of high quality, true olive oil.
We've Moved! 0
If you haven’t visited our shop in a while, now is the time to drop by our new location. We’re now located in the heart of Bathhouse Row at 360 Central Avenue. Our spacious digs allow us to offer an even wider variety of vinegars, oils, and spices. In addition, we are proud to be the only retailer in Hot Springs to be an Authorized Gold Dealer of Big Green Eggs. Big Green Egg produces the premiere ceramic Kamado-style charcoal grill. We carry 5 sizes of Big Green Eggs in addition to a large selection of accessories. You’ll definitely want to check them out.
As always, we encourage you to sample our delicious oils, vinegars, dips, spices, and rubs. Our current favorite combinations are:
— The Fiery Redhead: sweet strawberry white balsamic vinegar with spicy jalapeño olive oil. A perfect marriage of sweet and spicy! Use it as a marinade for chicken.
— Pina Colada: tropical coconut and pineapple white balsamic vinegars are paired to give you one last taste of summer. An ideal accompaniment to fish or shrimp.
— Persian Pear: crisp Persian lime olive oil with juicy pear white balsamic vinegar. Tastes great on a salad.
— Blueberry Muffin: blueberry white balsamic vinegar combined with smooth, sweet maple dark balsamic. You’ll love this pairing drizzled over fruit or vanilla ice cream.
-- Basil Lemongrass Mint: light and fresh! Lemongrass mint white balsamic highlights basil olive oil. Another great addition to a summer salad or as a chicken marinade.
We’d love to help you find your perfect combination. We’re open 9am to 7pm Sunday-Thursday, and 9am to 9pm Friday and Saturday. Come visit us today!