Bring on the Olive Oil – As well as specialising in caviar, Founder Laura King, from King’s Fine Food, prides herself on her selection of luxury fine foods too.
With the recent new additions from Bonini Black, and Tenuta Lamiotte, King’s now carries a luxurious selection of Olive Oil consisting of the Bonini Condiment from Italy, Tenuta Lamiotte from Sicily and Valderrama from Spain.
Olive oil has been recognised for its health benefits for centuries and is a staple ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients, which contribute to its various health benefits. Some of the potential benefits of olive oil include:
Heart health: Olive oil is known for its heart-healthy properties. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil can help lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Olive oil is also a good source of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that can protect against oxidative stress and inflammation, contributing to heart health.
Antioxidant properties: Olive oil contains various antioxidants, such as vitamin E, polyphenols, and carotenoids, which can help fight against oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. These antioxidants help neutralise harmful free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to ageing, as well as illnesses.
Weight management: Despite being high in calories, studies have suggested that incorporating olive oil into a healthy diet may aid in weight management. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil can help increase satiety, which can help you feel fuller for longer, potentially reducing overall calorie intake.
Skin health: Olive oil is often used in skincare products due to its moisturising and nourishing properties. The antioxidants in olive oil can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental factors, and its emollient properties can help keep the skin soft and hydrated.
Brain health: Some research suggests that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil may have cognitive benefits, as they can help improve blood flow to the brain and reduce inflammation, potentially protecting against cognitive decline and age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Digestive health: Traditionally used as a digestive aid, it is believed that Olive Oil may have a mild laxative effect and can help stimulate digestion. It is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties that may benefit the digestive tract.
Cooking versatility: Olive oil is a versatile cooking oil that can be used for a variety of culinary purposes, such as sautéing, roasting, dressing salads, and as dipping oil. Its distinct flavour adds depth and richness to many dishes, making it a popular ingredient in many cuisines around the world.
It’s worth noting that the potential health benefits of olive oil may vary depending on factors such as the quality and type of olive oil, the overall diet and lifestyle, and individual health conditions.
From personal experience, King’s Fine Food can highly recommend their olive oil ranges, in addition to their excellent taste, their extraordinary nutritional virtues promote the well-being and health of the body.