to fry or not to fry?
Often the question we’re asked by market customers. Professor Tim Spector, in his latest book Food for Life, addresses the stability of antioxidants in extra virgin olive oil when heated. He demonstrated that frying an egg in extra virgin olive oil was much healthier than eating a poached egg. The nutritional content of the EVOO added to the health profile of the egg. Even at high temperatures he recommends cooking with extra virgin olive oil. Buying a 3 L tin of extra virgin olive oil not only means you can enjoy cooking without fearing of running short it’s better for you, but means it’s better for you!
using extra virgin olive oil
Buying a 3 L tin of extra virgin olive oil gives you the luxury of using it in your everyday cooking. When basil is abundant, making a pot of pesto to keep in the fridge saves the basil leaves from wasting. Keen on baking? Try Zejd’s EVOO on focaccia or make a yoghurt cake for summer fruit. Endless options can be found in our recipe section.
life after EVOO?
When you’ve finished the large tin of extra virgin olive oil, carefully open the top with a tin opener. There’s always an extra teaspoon of oil lurking! Last summer we planted some of Jekka’s Herbs in our tins and during the winter they make handy holders for small garden tools.
Best kept away from heat and direct sunlight. Decant into a smaller vessel for easier pouring.
specially designed boxes
We take every care when packing up your purchase for the post. The extra virgin olive oil 3L tin is sent in a sturdy cardboard box which we have had made. To recycle the cardboard boxes which come from Lebanon, we use them to provide a bit more protection inside. We send packages by Royal Mail or Parcel Force 48hr tracked delivery.