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Italian Olive Oil Producers Selling Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oils

The Italian food industry has been riddle with scandal for years. It is one of their most lucrative industries, yet companies working with the Italian region cannot seem to stay on the straight and narrow.

An excerpt from the article reads "seven of Italy’s best-known olive oil companies are being investigated for allegedly conning consumers by passing off inferior quality virgin olive oil as extra-virgin." ...continued here

What does this mean for you, the loyal consumer?

Extra virgin olive oil is distinguished from all other oils (even other grades of olive oil). It's filled with a unique combination of monounsaturated fats, polyphenols and phytosterols. There are numerous scientific studies proving diets rich in these three natural components are associated with:

-lower levels of “bad cholesterol” (LDL) and higher levels of “good cholesterol” (HDL).
-lower levels of heart-unfriendly oxidized LDL’s.
-reduced DNA oxidative damage which in turn is related to a reduced risk of some cancers.
-reduced incidence of hypertension.
-improved glycemic control, which is particularly advantageous to diabetic patients.

Fresh extra virgin olive oils contain higher levels of these beneficial components. Suggested consumption is 2-4 daily tablespoons of high quality extra virgin olive oil, preferably in place of other fats.

Long story short...
If it's not fresh oil, it's pointless. Many consumers switch to high quality olive oil for the health benefit and the amazing flavor. If the quality isn't there (in others words: mislabeling of product quality) then the health benefits and flavor quality are not there either.

POUR OLIVE always supplies Ultra Premium Olive Oils which are held to an extremely high standard. These oils must adhere to rigid production, farming, harvesting, and milling requirements.
See more Ultra Premium information

 Check out the article in all its informative glory here.

November 18, 2015 admin

Christmas Gifts

Grab & Go Gifts

We've taken our most popular and widely loved Oil + Vinegar pairings and dressed them up for Holiday Gifts. They come in sets of 2 or 4 (as pairings) and every Gift Pack includes a "To & From" card as well as recipes created by local Chef Alyssa, exclusively for Pour Olive.

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(2 types of pairings available in both packages)

Single Pairing Handle Carriers-  
1)  Orange Olive Oil & Cinnamon Pear Balsamic + 2 Pour Spouts
2)  Butter Olive Oil & Vermont Maple Balsamic + 2 Pour Spouts

Bella Christmas Tree Bags-
1)  Mushroom+Sage Olive Oil & Pomegranate Balsamic
2)  Lemon Olive Oil & cranberry Pear Balsamic

6 Pack Minis-
A wonderful mixture of traditional and fun favorites.

4 Pack Wooden Carrier Set 
1)  Butter Olive Oil & Vermont Maple Balsamic, Orange Olive Oil & Cinnamon Pear Balsamic
2)  Mushroom+Sage Olive Oil & Pomegranate Balsamic, Barnea Ultra Premium Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamic

Build Your Own Gifts

If you know exactly what your friends and family love or want to get creative, we've put together 3 specialty packages for you to fill to your heart's content!

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Mini Jute Bag- 
A unique bag for a unique gift. Choose any two mini bottles (60ml) to finalize this sweet gift
{perfect stocking stuffer}

Open Box Carrier-  
A beautiful hand stamped box with filler, ribbon, and cello wrap. Pick out any of our great products and create your own gift.
Bella Bags-             
Always a favorite final touch to Pour Olive Gifts, available in simple holiday themes for a single bottle or a pairing.

Custom Mini 6 Pack-
Mix and match all of our flavored Oils and Vinegars to create an amazing sampler pack.

Stocking Stuffers!

Let's face it, everyone has received candy and toys in their stockings before...Let's mix it up! Pour Olive has unique and useful stocking stuffers like Olive Oil Body Products from Olivella and 80 Acres, different types of salts and rubs, whipped honeys and mini bottles of Oil + Vinegar, amazing quality chocolates from Ethereal Confections and more! Stop by to check them out.

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October 28, 2015 admin