Benefits and Uses of Olive Oil Pearls
Olive oil is the key ingredient for healthy cooking.
Olive oil pearls are an ingredient that provides a distinctive flavour and can appear in a multitude of recipes such as salads, pasta, meat, fish and various creams, among others. The extra virgin olive oil is encapsulated in spheres that,When they break, they release their contents and fill your meals with flavour in an innovative and original way.
Cooking with olive oil pearls means cooking with a gastronomic jewel (it is not for nothing that it is called liquid gold), which has unique nutritional values. It is one of the healthiest sources of fat available, and its high amount of antioxidants and natural polyphenols provide a wide range of benefits.
Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pearls
Antioxidants help to reduce pain associated with joints and muscles. With regard to polyphenols, several studies indicate that their consumption results in a reduction of inflammation and oxidative stress
damages the cells of our body. It also helps to maintain a healthy weight (this is because it reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, among other reasons) and protects against all kinds of diseases.
Moreover, the diseases and deterioration it helps to ward off are those that attack our most vital organs. We talk about protecting the brain from cognitive decline, thus protecting our memory and our ability to learn, and there is even research defending its differential effect in keeping Alzheimer’s disease at bay.
Its anti-carcinogenic properties also deserve to be underlined, as among other things others, helps prevent breast cancer and boosts the immune system by repelling malignant bacteria and viruses.
Another of the properties of extra virgin olive oil spheres is that, thanks to their diuretic effects, they help the digestive function. EVOO protects us from gastrointestinal diseases and avoids the annoying sensation of acidity in the stomach.
the extra virgin olive oil spheres moisturise the skin and have a protective and tonic effect on the entire skin tissue, and have a restorative effect on the hair Beneath the skin, the bones are also positively influenced by the nutrients provided by this substance. Junto con el consumo de productos lácteos, evitarás sufrir un déficit de calcio gracias a que favorece la absorción de las vitaminas D y K.
Uses of Spherika extra virgin olive oil spheres
Having reviewed the main health benefits of olive oil pearls, it is clear that they are indispensable in a healthy kitchen. Of course, its impressive texture and unparalleled flavour match its properties.
First of all, it must be emphasised that spherifications give rise to more combinations than olive oil in its liquid state. This is because, being solid, they can be used to create tapas, assemblies and canapés without the risk of spilling or dripping onto diners’ hands, thus avoiding a greasy feel.
Spherika’s olive oil balls are translucent yellow-greenish translucent flavoured pearls, which have the pleasant yet intense flavour that characterises extra virgin olive oilof the Picual variety.
In these spherifications, can be perceived some herbaceous notes and a slight bitter and spicy aftertaste, giving the product a great personality. Its great versatility gives free rein to your imagination, but if you don’t know where to start, you can always consult our recipe section.
There you will find these pearls in an exquisite vichyssoise, which can be prepared in 7 simple steps. First of all, peel the potatoes and cut them into large cubes, then remove the green part of the leeks, wash them and cut them into slices. Then,melt the butter in a pan and fry the potatoes and leeks for 10 minutes over a low heat, stirring.
Add the chicken stock, mix and simmer for 25 minutes. Finally, blend everything together and add the cream. Finally, serve hot or cold, according to taste, and after serving in individual bowls, top with a teaspoon of pearls of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.