Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Bellucci Premium explains the importance of finding an authentic olive oil following an article that details its health benefits and ways to ensure its authenticity.
According to a SouthWeb article published on October 11th, titled “Is Your Olive Oil Lying About Its Virginity?” olive oil has been used for its health benefits for over 5,000 years. These benefits include increasing bone density, preventing specific types of cancer, and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Recent studies have also shown that it can help improve cognitive function.
The article details how some brands lie about the quality of their olive oil. There are different types of standards that olive oil must conform to, but unfortunately many brands of olive oil don’t meet the quality that their labels suggest. “The top of the line olive oil is extra virgin. This means it’s cold-pressed so the temperature during processing hasn’t exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also supposed to meet high standards of acidity and taste,” says the article.
Olive oil standards are important – consumers want to get what they are paying for, especially when it comes to extra virgin olive oil. Bad quality olive oil can also make you sick. “Unfortunately there is an industry wide issue that involves olive oil fraud,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium. “Getting the right quality of olive oil is important if you want to take advantage of its health benefits. For example, virgin olive oil does not possess the same health benefits as extra virgin olive oil.”
Sexenian continues to explain that you should always look for a few things when purchasing olive oil. “Instead of a best by date, look for a harvest date. Bellucci Premium includes the harvest date and bottle lot number on all of its bottles of extra virgin olive oil. This bottle lot number can be inputted into a traceability app that will allow customers to find out where the olives in their bottle of olive oil came from. We want to establish trust with our consumers so they can feel confident when they purchase our products.
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.