Olive Oil & Vinegar
Over the past few years, olive oil and vinegar stores have been opening up all over the country. This phenomenon is driven by the increasing recognition of the health benefits of olive oils and vinegars in the diet, the novelty and practicality of being able to taste the product before purchasing, and general trends towards culinary awareness as reflected in the rapidly expanding food-related programming in the media.
Our goal is to bring this phenomenon here to NWA, starting with Bentonville. Bentonville is exploding and growing because of Crystal Bridges and Wal-Mart. It has become a place to live for people from other regions and countries, as well as a tourist destination. With the influence of more sophisticated people comes with it a desire for a gourmet market and olive oil in particular.
We thrive in serving olive oils, balsamics, and fine wines that delight the senses & enrich the soul.
Our concept is not new, in fact is has become very popular in wine country in California and other regions where olives and grapes can be grown. We will provide a variety of olive oils from different vineyards from California. When you make your selection, we will bottle it for you on the spot – you get exactly what you tasted – the freshest product available. Knowing you can purchase oil or vinegar this way, you will never buy again without tasting it first.
Olive is so popular because it is considered to be one of the best oils. Olive Oil is the single, naturally-produced oil with the largest source of monounsaturated fats and is the only oil that can be consumed from the freshly-pressed fruit just as is, like orange juice. Olive oil – an essential part of the Mediterranean diet – is credited with enhancing the heart health and life spans of the people of that region.
Among olive oil nutrition facts are studies demonstrating that monounsaturated fats, such as Omega-3s, Omega-6s and Omega-9s all found at their optimal balance in olive oil, decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels while increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels, which allows cholesterol to move freely to the liver to be eliminated rather than being deposited on artery walls and forming blood clots as it travels through the bloodstream. This helps the body maintain healthy blood pressure levels and reduces risk of heart disease – a leading cause of death in Western cultures.
Additionally, an olive oil rich diet has been shown to improve brain health, help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and lead to greater weight loss than a low fat diet.
Not only is olive oil great for keeping you healthy it is also a fabulous beauty product. The ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Phoenicians all acknowledged the beauty properties of olive oil for face, skin, hair, nails and even fresh breath.
Scientific research in the last century has revealed that olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D, K and particularly vitamin E, which are protective antioxidants that minimize damage caused by ``free radicals`` (unstable atoms and molecules) that cause cell oxidation and anti-aging.
100% Olive Oil
We are carrying some wonderful products that are 100% made from olive oil imported from Italy that women will love because I do!
Our goal is to educate our customers to the benefits of cooking, eating and using olive oil in their everyday lives. I want my customers to want to talk to me about recipes and feel comfortable just to drop by to taste what I have that may be new. I think our community is ready for a business like ours and we are excited to provide it for them.