As a Greek girl, I grew up on olive oil being the main everyday cooking oil in the house, it was used for savory cooking, salad dressings and even some baking. Sadly the quality, authentic single-source olive oil I knew as a child, isn’t always so easy to find, these days. Many olive oil companies are producing subpar multi-source oils, created from orchards treated with pesticides and chemicals or even worse, they are stretched further by adding cheaper vegetable oils or other olive oils made from olives coming from place other than what they clai . As someone that truly loves and appreciates good olive oil, this is always apparent on the first taste.
Authentic, Single-Source Olive Oil
I happened upon Terra Delyssa’s delicious high-quality olive oils at Expo West, earlier this spring, as I perused the aisles and aisles of natural products. Their booth was literally the first one that I stopped at. What struck me immediately was the bright colors and the bold graphics (come on, I am a designer, after all). But, what really kept me interested, as I got to chatting with them and tasting their delicious oils, was learning that their oils are all single source, that many of their products were organic and that all of their oils are produced without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
An Olive Oil That Does Not Hide It’s Origin
I love that Terra Delyssa can boast that their oils are produced and sold by the same farmers who harvest their olives by hand and care for their trees without the use of any pesticides or chemicals. Their olives are all harvested by hand and crushed within 24 hours of harvest — most of the time, within four hours of harvest — guaranteeing a fresh aroma and a lower acidity level. Terra Delyssa is the only 100 percent Tunisian olive oil on the market. The olives used for Terra Delyssa Olive Oil are grown in orchards that have been passed down through generations of olive growers. Tunisian olives produce oil with a delicate, mild flavor with hints of fruit and olive. Every single bottle of Terra Delyssa Olive Oil is 100 percent traceable and can be traced back to the field where the olives were grown.
As I got to cooking with Terra Delyssa’s delicious olive oils, what really struck me most was the smooth and fresh flavor profile, which makes it versatile enough to cook with every single day. Terra Delyssa Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from the first cold press of handpicked olives, so there isn’t that acidic burn and intense aroma, that some olive oils can have. You’d think being a high quality, single-source, organic olive oil, that the prices would be outrageous, but that’s the best part – it is priced just right. The retail price of Terra Delyssa products range from $2.99 for a 250 ml to $24.99 for 3 liters. The extra virgin, organic, infused and specialty oils all fall within this price range. Amazing, right?
Terra Delyssa Offers a Variety of Olive Oils with an Array of Favor Profiles:
- The Terra Delyssa product line includes extra virgin olive oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, pure olive oil, specialty organic olive oils and infused olive oils.
- Terra Delyssa infused organic extra virgin olive oils include chili pepper, basil, lemon and garlic.
Why Olive Oil is a Nutritious Choice:
- Unlike most other cooking oils, olive oil is composed primarily of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats — the good fats — which can lower total cholesterol when used in place of saturated fats.
- Among pourable cooking oils, olive oil is one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fats.
- Olive oil is naturally cholesterol free, sodium free and free of carbohydrates.
- The USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages consumers to replace solid, saturated fats with monounsaturated, or good, fats like those found in olive oil.
Perfect for Everyday Cooking
You probably have already noticed by now, me already mentioning Terra Delyssa by name, in my recipes. I have been cooking with their delicious oils for the past month or so in next to everything I am creating in my kitchen, from homemade sprouted hummus to my lemony yogurt dressing and my tasty cilantro chimichurri. Every time I use it, my creations are complimented by the fresh, smooth aromas and subtle flavor profile of these oils, it never overpowers my dishes, only enhances them perfectly. Outside of the dishes I have already shared, some of my other favorite ways to enjoy Terra Delyssa’s versatile oils are in salad dressings, brushed on whatever we are grilling grill, on homemade popcorn and so much more. It really has become my go-to every day cooking oil.
As always (and I hope at this point it goes without saying), you guys know that I am quite selective of the products I promote and the brands I partner with, especially when it comes to food. I can honestly say that for every brand I partner with, there are 15-20 that I turn away as they aren’t products I can feeling good about promoting with honesty. It really has been a joy getting to experiment and create with these beautiful high quality olive oils. All of the many delicious Terra Delyssa oils, have inspired and invigorated my recent cooking in ways that get me really jazzed up, in a nerdy way. Oh and in case you were wondering, I am currently obsessed with the organic garlic infused olive oil, I could seriously drizzle this stuff on just about everything (and I do)!
To read more about Terra Delyssa please check out their website and Facebook page. To get cooking with Terra Delyssa’s oils, visit the store locator to find a retailer near you or visit the Terra Delyssa online store to have it shipped directly to you.
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