What's In The Box:
Pomace Olive Oil:
Pomace olive oil is made from pomace, the solid by-product of the extra virgin olive oil extraction process, which is composed of pit fragments, peel skins and pulp parts that mills normally convey to refineries for further processing. Pomace by-product still contains 5-10% of oil, which is extracted by using hexane solvent. Crude pomace oil such obtained is therefore submitted to the several stages of refining process such as deacidification to reduce acidity, deodorization to remove volatile compounds responsible for unpleasant odors, and discoloration to remove brown compounds produced by oxidative phenomena. The resulting product is refined pomace olive oil which is delivered to BASSO where it is mixed with extra virgin olive oil, in order to reinstate part of the beneficial substances lost. This way it becomes pomace olive oil.
Rice Bran Oil:
Rice bran oil is extracted from a by-product of rice production by means of a solvent. The crude oil obtained in this way is then submitted to a refining process in order to get a clear oil, light yellow in color, without any distinctive odors or flavors, whose chemical features comply with standard requirements.
Tips For Use:
In order to preserve the nutritional characteristics related to the presence of γ-oryzanol and vitamin E, this oil is better consumed as a dressing for salads and for cold dishes based on vegetables or fish. It gives dishes a slightly sweet taste which mixes well with flavored vinegar and several spices. Its high antioxidants content gives this oil great stability over time and makes it perfect for deep-frying cooking and to prepare stir-fry food. Finally, its low viscosity means lower absorption during the cooking process and therefore a lower caloric intake.