Tips and Tricks

Olive Oil Flavour Wheel

Extra virgin olive oil displays a wide spectrum of flavours and aromas – of which fruitiness is an essential characteristic.

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Olive flowering & fruiting

Olives generally take longer to come into bearing than other fruit trees although this is dependent on cultivar, climate and cultural practices.

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The characteristics of an Olive Tree

The cultivated olive is a broad-leafed evergreen tree having the ability to survive highly unfavourable semi-arid conditions and capable of living to more than a thousand years old.

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If a recipe calls for “olive oil”, how do I know which type to use?

“You should let your own taste preferences be your guide – tempered by what is desired in the end result.

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Does olive oil have more calories than other cooking oils?

No. Olive oil has 199 calories per tablespoon

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Spaghetti with olive oil, chilli & garlic

(a quick one for the holiday season)

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Ostrich Carpaccio by Willow Creek

For the winners of the 2016 Absa Top 5 South African Extra Virgin Olive Oils

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Peri-Peri Chicken Salad with Marbrin Farm

For the winners of the 2016 Absa Top 5 South African Extra Virgin Olive Oils

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Lemon & Olive Oil Cakes by The Greenleaf Olive Co.

For the winners of the 2016 Absa Top 5 South African Extra Virgin Olive Oils

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Pasta with Garlic Infused EVOO with Kransfontein

For the winners of the 2016 Absa Top 5 South African Extra Virgin Olive Oils

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