The star of Mediterranean cuisine since the dawn of time, olive oil is recognised by nutritionists for its qualities. At Panzani, we love it for its unique scent and its intense flavour which smell like sunshine!
An exceptional flavour...
Good quality olive oil gives off typical fruity aromas and scents pasta dishes and vegetables like nothing else. It can be used cold or hot, as, contrary to popular wisdom, it can deal with high temperatures very well.
When selecting it, read the label carefully and go for a "first cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil". France, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Greece, like with wine, the indicated origin describes the place it was bottled and not the land where the olives were grown.
Keep your oil away from sunlight, which can oxidise it and give it a rancid taste. This is why it is often packaged in opaque tins!
... and good for your health!
A cornerstone of Mediterranean culinary culture, olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D and, above all, E. It is renowned for its antioxidant and cell protecting qualities. And that's not all! It has a high amount of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and omega 3. In other words, the "good fats" which encourage the reduction of cholesterol and protect against cardiovascular diseases... A real little gem to enjoy while eating healthily!