We’ll be honest - cooking oils can be a bit hit and miss. It’s hard to know what you’re really buying at the supermarket, as all oils tend to look the same to the untrained eye, their containers being the only thing separating them.
To make matters worse, it doesn’t help that different oils come with different regulations. For example, the title “extra virgin” has a specific meaning for olive oil, but has no legal requirements when talking about coconut oil.
So how do you know you’re not being taken for a ride when it comes to cooking oils?
Which brand can you trust?
The answer is simple; reputation.
The cream will always rise to the top, and those who want high-quality, honest and healthy oils will find their way to Olivado.
Genuine health benefits
Not all cooking oils are created equal, simply ask any nutritionist, chef or dietitian. Different oils bring different chemical compositions to the table, and with that, different flavours, various health benefits and diverse cooking styles.
Olivado’s range of cooking oils come with their own plethora of health benefits, rising from their “healthy fat” content. These monounsaturated fats reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, help fight diabetes, and reduce blood pressure.
Our avocado oil is over two thirds oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, making it unique in the cooking oil family. It is also rich in Vitamin E, which is great for your skin and hair.
Our extra virgin olive oil is packed with antioxidants, which can help slow the aging process, reduce the risk of cancer, cataracts and muscular degeneration. Indeed, the peoples of the Mediterranean live longer, carry less fat and are less prone to heart disease than the rest of Europe.
Each of our individual oils, such as coconut, macadamia and peanut, all have their own health benefits, and it’s our dedication to keeping that natural goodness during the extraction process which separates us from other cooking oil manufacturers.
Our world-famous cold extraction process
Almost 20 years ago, Olivado pioneered the cold-pressed extraction method. This revolutionary process changed the way the industry worked, and today this method is used all over the world by oil manufacturers.
Similar to the traditional method of oil extraction, the key difference is in the temperature; we never let the heat rise above 50 degrees Celsius.
This allows the natural goodness of the fruit to survive the process, transferring into the oil which is then bottled and served in your kitchen. By using minimum heat and no chemicals, Olivado oils retain more of their original properties, including the flavour.
Of course, with the nutrients, vitamins and fats making it into the oil, they also bring with them their natural health benefits, something that’s missing from other oils.
Olivado believes in Fair Trade Practice
It may come as a surprise, but the cooking oil industry, especially in the United States, is rife with corruption. In fact, the Mafia in Italy and America have flooded the market with counterfeit oil, claiming them to be extra virgin when they are sub-par at best. It’s so bad, that in 2007, a government investigation found that only four per cent of olive oil leaving Italy, is pure Italian oil.
With these kinds of statistics, it’s important to buy oils based on reputation.
At Olivado we are proud to be open and transparent about our manufacturing process, sharing our story to the world. We are leaders in Fair Trade, believing in equality, fairness, and accountability.
We dedicate our business to Fair Trade practice because it’s not only the right thing to do, but as a Kiwi company, we want to continue on with our country’s long and proud history of fighting for human rights.
Our factory in Kenya and the farmers who supply us with avocados, are certified organic and fair trade by IMO, a member of the international ECOCERT group based in France. We buy our avocados directly from small bio-diverse farms, paying a premium set price, which allows us to bypass brokers, which guarantees the farmers a regular income.
By buying Olivado oils, you are helping to ensure justice and fairness for those less fortunate than you.
The best choice for cooking oils
Olivado ticks all the boxes when it comes to buying cooking oils.
Not only is our range of oils delicious, healthy, and nutritious, but you can rest assured that you’re getting the high-quality oil that you’re paying for, and that the money is going to support the workers who make it.
If you have any questions about our oils or the process which makes them, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to help in any way they can.
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