Italian Olive Oil Producer Bellucci Premium Makes a Statement on How to Keep Olive Oil Fresh

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Bellucci Premium comments on the best ways to choose and maintain fresh olive oil.

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On June 7, Bellucci Premium responds to an article by Fox News that reveals how the health benefits of olive oil can only be acquired if the oil is fresh.

According to the article by Fox News, it is important to learn how to pick the proper olive oil. The olive oil should be fresh and the consumer should take into account where the olives are grown, what type of olives make up the oil, and where the olive oil is eventually bottled.

Nicolas Coleman, the chief olive oil specialist of Eataly’s, a New York City Restaurant, explains that it is important to find fresh olive oil because its nutritional elements will degrade over time. “Even the best producer in the world – if their oil is old, you’re not going to reap the health benefits from it.”

Italian olive oil, or olive oil from Sicily or Tuscany, provides consumers with the most health benefits because they contain a high concentration of antioxidants, according to Coleman. Along with picking the proper oil, Coleman also suggests picking a bottle that is darker in color. This helps preserve the olive oil by protecting it from light sources.

“If you are looking for nutritious and healthy olive oil, there are a few factors you should consider,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium. “First, check the labels to ensure that you are not purchasing olive oil that is a blend of other, typically cheaper, oils. Opt for European oil that was grown in regions that have cultivated olives for a long period of time. Lastly, always check for a date on a bottle; a fresher bottle generally equals more health benefits.”

Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.

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