|Consistency||Filtered, slightly viscous and smooth|
|Taste||A mild and nutty flavour perfect for cooking, roasting or drizzling on salads|
Olives for this limited-edition, cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, are harvested much earlier in the season while they are still unripe. The resultant product is a premium olive oil extremely high in antioxidants and polyphenols. This peppery olive oil is a fantastic option for drizzling on top of raw salads or grilled vegetables.
Did you know not all olive oils are the same?
Olive oil is one of the most adulterated agricultural products in the world. Most supermarket olive oils are heat treated and mixed with other lower grade oils thus destroying the original nutrients and adding unwanted trans-fat.
Producing high quality, cold-extracted extra virgin olive oil is a complex, time consuming, and expensive process. Fifteen kilos of unripe olives are required to produce just 1 litre of Balqees Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
So how do you choose the best olive oil?
The benefits of cold extraction
Cold extraction refers to the process of producing oils without applying any heat treatment to preserve all the nutrients and maintain the best possible flavour.
There are at least 30 beneficial plant compounds found in cold pressed olive oil, many of which are potent antioxidants with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. At Balqees, you will only find cold extracted extra virgin olive oils. We ensure that none of the goodness is taken away and no unhealthy ingredients are added to it.
Nutrients found in extra virgin olive oil
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