“Italy’s Carabinieri arrested 33 suspects in the Calabrian mafia’s Piromalli clan, a criminal enterprise whose illicit dealings allegedly include exporting fake extra virgin olive oil to the United States. Learn more with article link below. Be an educated consumer.” – Olive Oil Times –
It was a pleasure meeting Aimee Dewar with her family at Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars. Thank you for featuring our delicious Walnut Green Bean Spread on Westerly Foods.
Aimee Dewar is the co-founder, writer and curator at Charlotte Julienne, an online food blog and marketplace specializing in small batch foods. She currently lives in Westerly with her husband, two children and little Jack Russell, Lucy.
See the exceptional article and photography.
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Beautiful Wedding Reception, September 2016 at The Atlantic Resort, Middletown Rhode Island; featuring our Tuscan Herb Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegar – the Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars of the Rio Olympic Games Supplied by The Bradley’s – Veronica Foods are one and the same at our stores!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
For the second consecutive Olympic Games, we are proud to announce that our our olive oils and vinegar were selected by the official US Caterer to nourish the US Olympic pavilions in Rio serving our athletes and international press. Our products are being incorporated into thousands of daily meals in several different locations.
“The olive oils and balsamic vinegar that the Bradleys procure and create will be perfectly paired with the fresh and organic ingredients Crisafulli’s team purchases locally to make healthy meals for the athletes”.
Chef Crisafulli selected over 30 oils and vinegars to be featured in various dishes and to be used as dressings. – “What makes these products so special are the many years this family has partnered with olive oil producers all over the world, ensuring they produce according to their criteria to extract the maximum health benefits and taste from the olives. Procuring all over the world allows them to follow the season and to constantly sell very fresh oils.”
This year Crisafulli bought extra virgin oils: Italian Favalosa, Spanish Arbequina, Chilean Picual, Australian Picholine, Australian Coratina, Chilean Koroneki, Chilean Coratina. He also bought infused and fused oils: Wild Rosemary, Tuscan Herb, Eureka Lemon, Baklouti Green Chili, Basil, Wild Dill, Herbs De Provence, Persian Lime, Mushroom and Sage, Chipotle, Cilantro and Onion, Harissa, California Walnut Oil, Italian Truffle Oil. The balsamic vinegar he bought include: Neapolitan Herb, Blackberry Ginger, Fig, Traditional, Mango, Jalapeno, Peach, Sicilian Lemon.
June 2016: We are excited to open a second store on Bay Street in Watch Hill – come and experience a culinary cornucopia of flavors with our exceptional certified Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Aged Balsamic Vinegars, Gourmet Sea Salts, Spices and Pastas from around the world. We carefully select products that are made without synthetic chemicals, fillers, refined sugars or colorings. We support the Non GMO Project and organic products.
Simple foods with a drizzle of fresh extra virgin olive oil or aged balsamic vinegar on a summer salad, bread, gourmet cheese, ice cream; with your favorite wine or sparkling Balsamic Spritzer (see RECIPE) is perfect as you relax with the beautiful ocean scenery. You will find the art and science of great flavors for every culinary artist at Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars.
In April of 2016, we launched a partnership with Back to Basics Natural Foods Grocery in East Greenwich Rhode Island. You will find a selection of our Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars there, along with an education. You are able to ‘taste before you buy’ ! The team at Back to Basics has more than 30 years providing healthy choices and education to their customers. We are glad to be in partnership with a team that aligns with our mission and goals.
Our beautiful store on Coggswell Street in Pawcatuck CT is eager to provide you with all that you have come to love from us on this magical street!
Join us in celebrating our growth and our continued mission for value, quality and excellent customer service.
You will find a happy dance for your palate with each new discovery!
Per La Salute
Suzanne and Stephen Capizzano
Cleopatra knew the essentials of olive oil thousands of years ago and so do many more women today. Learn what health benefits extra virgin olive oil has externally as a cleanser, for microdermabrasion, and as a moisturizer for the skin and hair.
Our skin and hair care products contain the highest quality extra virgin olive oil that provide the anti-inflammatory benefits for skin health. Enjoy knowing that these products are made with care and confidence to promote healthy skin and hair care.
Squalane is Found in High Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The Uses of Squalane for Skin Care
“Many beauty and skin care experts have lauded the effects of squalane on the skin. This oil, which occurs naturally in the body, is also found in olive oil. More and more beauty products are adding squalane to their cosmetics, skin creams products because experts believe it is a natural moisturizer. What better way to use it than from the direct source than with ‘consciously crushed seasonal extra virgin olive oils’ with a high phenolic count.
Our Handcrafted Skin Essential Olive Oils are made in small batches with our Ultra Premium Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils that have a polyphenol level of 380 – 499ppm. Polyphenols are anti-oxidants that provide anti-inflammatory benefits. There are NO synthetic chemicals, coloring or perfumes added. Only extra virgin olive oil and high quality essential oils that contain no alcohol. See cleansing instructions under Musings section.
Our Skin and Hair Care come from an exceptional olive grove in Australia, Olive Oil Skincare Company.
Tomato & Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Hottest Power Couple
Posted 2015-07-10 by Merritt Rosen (Super Foods Rx)
There’s a powerful couple heating things up in the kitchen: tomato and extra virgin olive oil. Apart, these two Super Foods protect, energize and satiate; together, they amplify each other’s already extraordinary benefits.
Low in calories and high in fiber, tomatoes are a great source of carotenoids, which in addition to their incredible anti-carcinogenic and immune-enhancing properties, help maintain radiant, picture-perfect skin.
Tomatoes are one of the primary plant-based dietary sources of beta-carotene, an extraordinary carotenoid with the ability to be converted into active vitamin A. A crucial component for healthy bone and reproductive development, vitamin A also helps maintain skin’s youthful appearance by increasing cell synthesis and turnover as well as stimulating collagen production.
Lycopene, another natural and powerful carotenoid found in tomatoes, effectively eliminates damaging free radicals like singlet oxygen. It can also raise the natural sun protection factor (SPF) of your skin. A study with 50 trials conducted by three prominent British psychologists, Stephen, Coetzee and Perrett, found that participants consistently preferred the skin tone and texture of faces reflecting the effects of carotenoids.
Don’t let tomatoes’ short season discourage you from including them in your diet. Tomatoes’ full nutritional value is found in processed versions available all year long, such as soups, sauces and juices. In fact, studies show that tomato paste has four times the amount of lycopene found in whole raw tomatoes.
In order to take complete advantage of tomatoes’ impressive qualities, pair them with the flavorful Super Food, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Not only does heart healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil protect cells against damage and inflammation and promote healthy skin from the inside out, it also helps ensure the absorption of these fat-soluble carotenoids.
So roast cherry tomatoes with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, or toss a few sun-dried tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil on top of a salad, and get ready for your close-up.
Author: Merritt Rosen holds a Masters in Health and Consumer Psychology from New York University.
In our effort to provide awareness with healthy choices this TED Talk is very informative showing the many facets of sugar those we know and those that are hidden from us.
See link below: Sugar Hiding In Plain Sight
“Higher phenolic levels can provide more health benefits than an extra virgin olive oil with low phenol content.”
(Mary Flynn PhD, RD, LDN & Selina Wang PhD, March 2015 Report, UC Davis Olive Center)
See Report link: http://olivecenter.ucdavis.edu/research/files/blood-lipid_updated
Looking for an fresh seasonal extra virgin olive oil starts with the crush date, knowing how healthy the olives were at the time of crushing, the polyphenol levels (anti-inflammatory benefits) and how they are stored are important to know when choosing wisely.
We educate everyone who wants to learn about what makes extra virgin olive oil – extra virgin and the health benefits.
60 Minutes documentary validates our mission and education to bring the highest quality extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars into Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars.
We know that our extra virgin olive oils are analyzed by a “Third Party Laboratory” called Modern Olive. All of our Extra Virgin Olive Oils are certified Ultra Premium.
Watch the full episode and also the 60 Minutes Overtime links provided below. Learn more about the importance of what we teach at Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-overtime-how-to-buy-olive-oil/ January 3, 2016 episode.
WHAT IS ULTRA PREMIUM?
“Ultra Premium (UP) is a new category of olive oil that distinguishes the highest quality olive oil in the world. The UP standard was created by Veronica Foods in response to the growing need to separate high quality extra virgin olive oils from what dominates the so called “gourmet” and “premium” olive oil markets, as well as the broader category sold in mass markets the world over under thousands of brands and private labels.
The absurdly low standards created and fostered by numerous trade associations and government agencies responsible for policing them has only contributed to the confusion and misinformation. EU producers are actually given a perverse incentive in the form of government subsidies to keep their oils in storage until market conditions improve.
This practice clearly demonstrates the governmental complicity with retailers and bottlers to sacrifice quality for price. Lack of enforcement and testing by these trade associations and governmental agencies has led to a marketplace dominated by inferior oils and rife with adulteration. These practices by some of the world’s largest olive oil producers and bottlers have led to a steep decline in prices of extra virgin olive oil and are driving quality oil producers out of business.
The self serving overemphasis on “Where” extra virgin olive oil is produced continues to dominate perceptions at the expense of the far more significant “When, What, and How” the oil is made. The UP standard has as its principal barometers Chemistry and Freshness. These two underappreciated variables can be objectively measured, quantified, and certified. Since the highest quality EVOO comes from high quality fruit coupled with high quality production processes, the UP standard encompasses strict requirements for both the end-product and the production process.
No matter how high the quality of fruit and production methods used, the best olive oils in the world are never as good as when they are fresh. There are no standards for shelf-life of EVOO, and the current IOC “best buy” date is intentionally misleading and utilized at the whim of the retailer and bottler.
When a quality EVOO is fresh, there is significantly more positive sensory attributes detectable by the palate. As any EVOO ages, it naturally oxidizes losing positive sensory qualities as well as inheriting defects. Newly developed tests can objectively quantify the “Freshness” of an EVOO at various stages in its lifecycle and are referred to as the “Fresh Pack” tests encompassing both the Diacylglycerol Content (DAGS) and Pyropheophytins (PPP).
The UP standard is reserved for the finest extra virgin olive oils in the world, as such, the UP grade exceeds all existing European, Italian, Spanish, Greek, North American, Californian, or any other standard for the grade known as extra virgin olive oil.
In order to qualify for the UP grade, the extra virgin olive oil must meet or exceed a comprehensive set of Production, Storage, Transportation, Testing, Chemistry, and Organoleptic requirements as set forth in the following document. Instead of placing an overemphasis on what is less important (Terroir) to the detriment of the most critical factors (Chemistry and Freshness), the UP program is intended to reward farmers for producing high quality oil.
The UP program is intended to promote Fair Trade practices and help create a demand for a higher quality product thereby increasing the value.”
(Veronica & Michael Bradley – Veronica Foods)