Flavors of Lonato signature brand of Olive oil is low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fat……

Modern medicine is confirming many ancient attitudes towards olive oil with evidence of many health benefits that are to be had by including the oil in our diets. This is especially true with extra virgin olive oil because of the lack of commercial processing. The benefits of pure olive oil are due partially to its high content of fatty acids and polyphenols, which are antioxidants. Olive oil is also low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fat. Studies suggest that consumption of olive oil may offer protection against heart disease, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and even some cancers. Olive oil is highly digestible and helps with the body’s assimilation of vitamins A, D and K.

“…Olive Oil producers must be absolutely “fanatical” about their oil!”

Italy has hundreds of olive oil producers ranging from small farms to huge commercial operations. The very best oils come from small producers who have complete control over their orchard, the harvesting of their fruit, the pressing of the olives, and the storage and eventual bottling of the oil. These are the suppliers that FLG regularly visits and enthusiatically adds to our list of signature lines. These producers create only a limited number of products from a specific harvest from a limited number of trees. They do not press olives for any other farmer or from any other region.  The finest extra virgin olive oils are produced from olive trees that are cultivated without the use of pesticides and are produced using entirely organic methods. Olive trees require a long, hot, growing season and in the late winter or early spring (like grapes) the trees require proper pruning.

In the July 2008 issue of Cook’s Illustrated an article on olive oil states, “Is the supermarket the best place to buy your extra virgin olive oil?  Unfortunately, we say NO.” Authenticity can only be assured by purchasing from very reliable small growers that produce their own private labels.  Flavors of Lonato is the purveyor of these brands!.