Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil {BzzAgent}

White Bean Bruschetta
**Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for the purpose of conducting a review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

As a member of BzzAgent, I received a sample of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil to try. We use quite a bit of olive oil in our house, substituting it for butter and other oils whenever a recipe allows. Honestly, I cannot think of the last time I have used a different oil in a recipe. Shows you how much we use olive oil!

We gave Filippo Berio a whirl in a couple of recipes this week, particularly our Watermelon Cucumber Salad and White Bean Bruschetta. We found the olive oil to be easy to use and both recipes came out great!

I did give the olive oil a little taste on its own. I found it smooth with a mild nutty flavor. However, I kept getting a bitterness on the end. The bitterness was too overwhelming. I do not think I would use this oil for bread dipping, even with some herbs added. I did not notice this bitterness in any of the dishes we made with the oil.

Overall, I felt that the oil was versatile and good for cooking or making salad dressings. If you are looking for an affordable EVOO, this may be an option for you!

Some information about Olive Oil: Olive Oil is one of the healthy fats. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is known for its ability to decrease inflammation and is associated with a decrease in heart disease. However, when consuming EVOO for health benefits, remember that it is calorie dense (120 calories per Tbsp.)

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