Recently, Starbucks announced the launch of a new product, Oleato, which is a coffee-infused olive oil. This unique blend of two popular ingredients has created quite a buzz among coffee lovers and health enthusiasts alike. In this blog post, we will explore the uses and benefits of extra virgin olive oil, including its latest application as a coffee additive.
Extra virgin olive oil is considered one of the healthiest oils* due to its high concentration of monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is commonly used as a cooking oil and salad dressing, but its uses extend beyond the kitchen.
Here are some ways to use extra virgin olive oil in your daily life:
Skincare: Olive oil is a natural moisturizer that can help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Apply a few drops to your face before bedtime or add it to your bathwater for a relaxing soak.
Haircare: Olive oil is a great conditioner for your hair. Apply it to your hair and scalp (if you have dry scalp), let it sit for 30 minutes, then rinse it off for smooth and shiny locks.
Health benefits: Studies** have shown that consuming extra virgin olive oil may have numerous health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving brain function.
Coffee additive: As seen with Oleato, olive oil can be infused with coffee for a unique flavor experience. According to Starbucks, Oleato has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor and can be used in place of milk or cream in coffee beverages.
Overall, extra virgin olive oil has many uses and health benefits*, and the latest application as a coffee additive with Oleato shows the versatility and creativity that can come from combining two popular ingredients. Whether you're using it in your skincare routine, cooking, or coffee, incorporating extra virgin olive oil into your daily life is a simple way to improve your health and elevate your daily routine.
*According to the EU Health Claim Labeling Regulation (432/2012)
** Like studies from UC Davis, Harvard University, and many other research centers in the world