Food Gifts: Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegars

Gift hampers are a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. You may save a lot of time by purchasing luxury Spanish hamper gifts online. Great food gift hampers include olive oil, olives, balsamic, vinegar, and many other food items.

Olive oil has many health benefits, from preventing heart disease, cancer, and heart disease to providing beauty and hair beauty benefits. It has a delicious taste when cooked (especially pure extra virgin butter).

The main types of olive oil are:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Refined Olive Oil

  • Pure Olive Oil

  • Crude Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Obtained from high-quality olives, this oil has a strong fruity aroma and less than 1% acidity.

Crude Olive Oil: Made from olives that are slightly riper than those used to make extra virgin olive oil

Refined Olive Oil: The oil known as “refined olive oil” is obtained by refining crude olive oil.

Pure Olive Oil: Pure olive oil, commonly referred to as olive oil, comes from the second cold pressing or the chemical extraction of the olive puree leftover from the first pressing. 

Balsamic vinegar is great for salad dressings, sauces, marinades, and for enhancing the flavor of steaks and even strawberries!

There are three types of balsamic vinegar: 

  • Commercial-grade balsamic vinegar

  • Product grade condiments

  • Authentic artisanal balsamic vinegar 

Traditional balsamic vinegar, like the red-label balsamic vinegar from Modena, age slowly in oak barrels and have a delicate, full flavor.