Extra Virgin Olive Oil is famously versatile, with its delicious taste, wonderful texture and extensive health benefits. But did you know it’s also one of the best oils to cook with? High quality olive oil, like Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a highly stable oil, so it’s able to withstand high temperatures in all styles of cooking, including pan frying, stir frying, deep frying baking and even on the barbecue. Here’s why.
HIGH SMOKE POINT
Cobram Estate takes extra care when handling and milling its olives to keep them fresh throughout the process and minimise deterioration. The result is a high quality oil with a low free fatty acid content and a smoke point of between 200-215°C, which is well above the standard temperatures required for cooking.
The natural antioxidant properties found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil make it highly resistant to oxidation, so it lasts longer in storage. This, combined with its high monounsaturated and low polyunsaturated fatty acids means that, when exposed to heat, Extra Virgin Olive Oil has less chance of undergoing harmful changes during the cooking process.
GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR FOOD WITH OLIVE OIL
When vegetables are cooked in Extra Virgin Olive Oil there are additional health benefits. For example, carotenoids found in red, orange green and yellow fruit and veg (such as carrots capsicum and dark leafy greens like spinach), and glucosinolates (such as broccoli and kale) are absorbed better when paired with healthy fat.
COOKING TEMPERATURE OF OILS:
- PAN FRYING (SAUTE) ON STOVE TOP = 120°C
- DEEP FRYING = 160°C – 180°C
- OVEN BAKING = AVERAGE OF 180°C
THE COBRAM ESTATE FRESHNESS PROMISE
Whatever your style of cooking, when you use Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil you can be assured it is fresh, healthy and rich in antioxidants. Cobram Estate olive oils are made exclusively from premium quality olives lovingly grown on our own Australian estates, picked at optimum ripeness, and cold pressed within six hours of harvest. Our processes ensure we can consistently deliver the best oil to make your next meal exceptional.
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