Olive Oil

COLD PRESSED

BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN COLOUR

HOW CAN I USE THE OLIVE OIL?

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is ideal to drizzle over salads and vegetables,  fantastic for dipping crusty bread and is perfect for marinating, frying and cooking. We recommend the following:

DRIZZLE OVER
  • Steamed or cooked vegetables 
  • Fresh salads
  • Fish and meats
  • Freshly cooked pasta before mixing it with your pasta sauce
MARINADE
  • Meat, chicken and fish before grilling
  • A delicious marinating blend of Olive Oil, lemon and oregano for Octopus or Calamari
EVERYDAY COOKING
  • Pan frying fish fillets, chicken or meats
  • Drizzle generously over roasted potatoes to obtain a lovely flavoursome crunch
  • Serve with fresh crusty bread and a pinch of rock salt

WHAT IS THE ACIDITY LEVEL OF YOUR OLIVE OIL?

Our acidity level is as low as 0.2%. That ranks among the elite level of high-quality Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

Acidity levels are an important attribute in determining the quality of an Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You should taste a slight bitterness at the front of your mouth and also feel a slight burn in the back of your throat upon tasting the Oil, that is the taste of the polyphenols. Polyphenols are chemical compounds that contain anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties. They are a true sign of the health benefits within a great Olive Oil.

THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been an integral part of the Mediterranean diet for thousands of years. There is extensive research on the Mediterranean Diet and its positive effect on reducing heart disease. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an extraordinary superfood with many proven health benefits.
It is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with powerful anti-oxidants. Olive Oil also has anti-bacterial properties known to fight bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, which can cause stomach ulcers and cancers.
Scientific evidence suggests that consuming about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and prevent strokes. Replacing saturated fats in your diet with monounsaturated fats such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a much healthier diet option.

CAN HG OLIVE OIL COOK AT HIGH HEAT?

Hellenic Gift Extra Virgin Olive Oil is suitable for all forms of cooking and is remarkably resistant to breaking down during high heat or frying. HG Extra Virgin Olive Oil retains many of its beneficial qualities during cooking and is resistant to oxidising.


Hellenic Gift Olive Oil Bottle