The award-winning Olive Oil from Casa de São Miguel originates in Trás-os-Montes, more specifically in Mirandela.
Located in the heart of Terra Quente (the Hot Land), these olive trees from the “Cordovil”, “Verdeal” and “Cobrançosa” varieties are regularly exposed to the wind and the intense summer sun. The geological and climatic characteristics make this region, according to experts, one of the best regions in the world for the production of Olive Oil.
Obviously, the quality problems in bottling and distribution were not forgotten, so São Miguel decided to invest in a bottling line of their own and in acquiring the means to carry out the marketing of their products, in particular the traditional olive can, so characteristic of Portugal. By the way the best way to preserve the oil from the light.
The extraction of this oil of superior category is done only by mechanical processes, extracted in cold and in ecological winery. 100% natural product.
Oliveira, a mythical tree and symbol of immortality (and good auspices), fuses with history and tradition. The juice of its fruit, the olive oil, has multiple uses: in food, medicine, hygiene and beauty.
In this first edition, we will divulge some conclusions obtained from studies carried out with the purpose of analyzing the benefits of the use of olive oil in food.
Due to the characteristics of Olive Oil, such as:
Healthier lipid source known;
Oleic acid - constitutes 80% of Olive Oil (*)
Linoleic acid, indispensable for human life
Its consumption helps to prevent the excess of acid in the stomach;
Promotes nutrient assimilation;
Promotes absorption of calcium and vitamin A, D, E, K;
Moisturize and tone the skin;
Predicting probably the appearance of several diseases, among them:
Development of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, thrombosis, infarction;
Accidents in the brain;
Some types of cancer, especially breast cancer;
Aging early to benefit the peripheral nervous system, and still in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Whenever possible try to incorporate this food of high nutritional value in your diet, because in addition to the unique flavor that adds to foods, among the fats used in food, is the one that has a more balanced fatty acid profile.
But, it should be remembered that there are oils to be marketed that are mixed with refined olive oil to lower their price, and therefore, they cease to be pure by losing the aforementioned properties.
In order to fully enjoy the virtues of Olive Oil, you must consume it raw.
But in the case of frying, you must continue to use olive oil, as the other vegetable oils change with the heat, and can generate harmful substances, above 170ºC.