Josep Llorens is one of the finest brands of extra virgin olive oil, the most authentically healthy oil for you. When eaten in its raw state, you will enjoy a host of advantages and health benefits as well as savour its intense and pronounced flavour. However, although olive oil is so omnipresent in our cuisine, we don’t always know that much about it, which is why we would like to point out some of its most important aspects.

What are the benefits of olive oil?

Would you like to know why this is one of the healthiest products in our cuisine? Here’s why:

– It is especially beneficial for the heart. It can help prevent heart attacks and other conditions.

– In its raw state, it doesn’t contain any cholesterol. What’s more, it is one of the healthiest fats you could ever need.

– It is the ideal fat to consume during childhood. Recommended by doctors and specialists.

– It has antioxidant properties, mainly thanks to the tremendous variety of vitamins it contains.

How can you tell whether an oil is really an extra virgin olive oil?

And how do you choose the right oil that is really healthy? In other words, with all the choices available on the market, how can you identify an authentic extra virgin olive oil? Here are some tips:

– It must not exceed 0.5% acidity.

– The peroxide value must not exceed 20.

– Avoid bottles with an E- on the label. This usually indicates that they have been refined.

– It should not have more than 0.15% moisture content.

– If possible, it should guarantee the designation of origin and organic cultivation.

– A good organoleptic rating, to determine that the result is of high quality.

In short, with this basic guide you can have a better idea of the importance of a good oil, and its value. That is why it is important that you choose brands such as Josep Llorens, in which we guarantee a production process that maintains all of olive oil’s properties.