High-quality EVOO has now been deemed to be one of the safest and healthiest oils for cooking. It is rich in monounsaturated fats rather than polyunsaturated fats and has an abundance of polyphenols, which help protect against the oil’s degradation when it’s heated.
(Check out our previous article debunking the myth that EVOO is unsafe to cook with!)
Here are a few of the amazing benefits you can gain by cooking with EVOO:
1. antioxidant propertiesEVOO is abundant in antioxidants along with anti-inflammatory properties. Cooking with olive oil enables these beneficial nutrients to infuse into the food, enhancing the health benefits of your dish.
2. high smoke point
The high polyphenol content in COOK protects against oxidation when heated and gives the oil a high smoke point of around 400–450°F. This means that COOK is suitable for a variety of cooking needs, whether baking, sautéing, or grilling.
3. digestive benefits
EVOO is proven to encourage healthy digestion. It may even help stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, support the absorption of nutrients, and aid in the regularity of bowel movements. Learn more about how EVOO benefits digestion here.
4. healthy fats
EVOO is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are considered heart-healthy fats. This is a much better option than popular vegetable oils (corn, canola, soybean, etc.), as their fats are highly unstable and break down rapidly when exposed to heat and chemical stress. For cooking purposes, pure EVOO maintains much more of the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits to your health.
5. flavor enhancement
Our COOK EVOO is comprised of 100% Arbosana olives, which provide a bold, robust flavor that is brought out beautifully by heat. We find it lends a unique depth to our recipes, leaving traces of nutty and buttery notes.
the best evoo for the job
To secure these incredible health benefits, it is important to source a high-quality EVOO that is 100% pure.
At Zimms Organics, our oil comes from only the finest olives in the US. The olives for our COOK EVOO are pressed within 24 of being harvested, ensuring little degradation, powerful antioxidants, and a rich flavor.