OLIVE OIL IS THE KEY INGREDIENT FOR HEALTHY COOKING
Olive oil pearls are an ingredient that provides a distinctive flavor and can appear in a multitude of recipes such as salads, pasta, meat, fish and in various creams, among others. The extra virgin olive oil is encapsulated in spheres that, when broken, release their content and fill your meals with flavor in an innovative and original way.
Cooking with olive oil pearls is 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 that exists, and its high amount of antioxidants and natural polyphenols report a great number and variety of benefits.
BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL PEARLS
Antioxidants help reduce pain associated with joints and muscles. Regarding polyphenols, several studies indicate that their consumption translates into a reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress, which harms the cells of our body. It also helps 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.
As if that weren't enough, the diseases and deteriorations that it helps to keep away are those that attack our most vital organs. We are talking about the protection of the brain against cognitive deterioration, thus protecting our memory and our learning capacity, and there is even research that defends its differential effect in keeping Alzheimer's away.
Its anti-cancer properties also deserve to be highlighted because, among others, it helps prevent breast cancer while strengthening the immune system by repelling malignant bacteria and viruses.
Other properties of the extra olive oil spheres is that, thanks to its diuretic effects, it helps the digestive function. EVOO protects us from gastrointestinal diseases and avoids the annoying sensation that acidity generates in the stomach.
In addition, the extra virgin olive oil spheres provide hydration to the skin and generate a protective and tonic effect on all skin tissue, while on the hair it causes repairing effects. Under the skin, the bones are also influenced in a positive way thanks to the contribution of the nutrients that this substance offers. Along with the consumption of dairy products, you will avoid suffering from a calcium deficit thanks to the fact that it favors the absorption of vitamins D and K.
USES OF SPHERIKA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL SPHERES
Once the main health benefits of olive oil pearls have been reviewed, it is clear that they are essential in a healthy kitchen. Of course, its impressive texture and incomparable flavor are at the height of its properties.
First of all, it is essential to emphasize that spherifications give rise to more combinations than olive oil in a liquid state. This is due to the fact that, being solid, they can be used to create tapas, montados and canapés without the risk of them spilling or slipping through the hands of diners and thus preventing them from feeling sticky.
Spherika's olive oil balls are pearls of translucent greenish-yellow flavors, which have the pleasant yet intense flavor that characterizes extra virgin olive oil of the Picual variety.
In these spherifications, herbaceous notes and a slight bitter and spicy aftertaste can be perceived, 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 present in an exquisite vichyssoise whose preparation you will carry out in 7 easy steps. First of all, you must peel the potatoes and cut them into large cubes, to then remove the green part of the leeks, wash them and cut them into slices. Then, we melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the potatoes and leeks for 10 minutes over low heat, stirring.
Add the chicken broth, mix it and cook over low heat for 25 minutes. Finally, we crush everything and add the cream. Finally, we will serve cold or hot, according to taste, and after serving it in individual bowls we will crown with a teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil pearls.