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04 Nov 2019

4 things to keep in mind when buying olive oil

The amount of time we waste in the supermarket deciding between different products is one of the reasons why we don’t like shopping. However, buying olive oil isn’t difficult, especially if you take into account these 4 easy-to-remember factors.

1. The type of oil

To start with, the best olive oil is extra virgin olive oil: this is the only one that preserves all the nutritional properties of olive oil. Those that are simply called “olive oil” go through a refining process that destroys many of their natural vitamins and antioxidants.

2. The best before date

EVOO is an excellent oil because it is quite stable, and this helps it take a long time to degrade. However, when buying olive oil, the main thing is that the best before date is well after the time of purchase. Like any product: The fresher, the better!

3. The bottle

Sunshine and light from supermarkets cause the oil to deteriorate, which means the best before date may be earlier than you might think. So the best olive oil should always be packaged in a dark bottle so that the light does not affect it.

4. How you’re going to use it

There are many types of olive oil, and each one gives a special flavor to your dishes. Think about what you are going to cook before buying olive oil. For example, Carbonell Magna Oliva oil works well with fish and food eaten with a spoon; Carbonell Extra Virgin Olive Oil is perfect for cold dishes; and Carbonell Special Selection works very well for cold dishes as well as with meats and stews.

As you can see, these 4 things are quite simple. You don’t need to read the labels, because if it is an extra virgin olive oil, the quality of the product is assured. Enjoy good health and a few minutes less in the supermarket by choosing Carbonell olive oil.