Frying in virgin olive oil is better for health

A study published in “Food Chemistry” -a Netherlands-based journal- discovered that frying in virgin olive oil food like french fries enhance their nutritional properties. 

Virgin olive oil is obtained from the fruit of the olive tree without any chemical alteration or heat treatment. The research discovered that several compounds of the food resist the heat (190°) and enrich the fries with bioactive compounds from the virgin olive oil. 

Among the most relevant compounds transferred during the process there are plant sterols and tocopherols which are very important elements that lower cholesterol and present vitamin E activity. 

According to the researchers, virgin olive oil is a nutritionally rich oil, it is a source of oleic acid and bioactive compounds that are not present in refined edible vegetable oils commonly used for frying. 

Try Fontanaro olive oil for frying and you will see the difference! 🙂

Source: Olive Oil Times

What a surprise!

We participated at the olive harvest with the Pinelli family. I must say that the atmosphere that was breathed was magical. Then we attended their oil festival, along with a hundred other people. Fantastic experience that we will take with us. Grazie mille!

Endless flavour

Every time we come to Paciano meeting Lucia, we are amazed at how the simplest things can be the most wonderful.

Martin Moore