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Your Deli news - Azorean Chili Sauce

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3 ways to use "Pimenta da Terra" from Azores - In #BBQ in fresh #cheese #pasta.
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The pepper sauce manufacturing techniques relies on cutting the chilli pepper, taking its seeds and smashing it until it gets soft. Several days in a terracotta container with salt, among other secret technics, will do the final taste. It can be use in barbecue cooking (vegetables, meat and fish), roasted fish or pork meat, stews, soups, cottage or fresh cheese, in our national piripiri chicken and party finger food as well.
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Deli Weekly Special (3 Award-Winning Wines)

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An award-winning wines selection from Portugal for you to experience the different taste and terriors of Portuguese singular wine-making and discrepant wine regions. 

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Allow yourself to taste distinctive award-winning wines from Portugal.

Look here for their stories and tasting notes.

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Around the DOC region of Lisbon - Deli news

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Carcavelos wine is a fortified wine with a long tradition in Cascais and Oeiras. Its production was strongly driven by the Marquis of Pombal, Conde de Oeiras, that grew on his own farm. The first references to this wine come in 1370, but its heyday was only confirmed in the eighteenth century,

A fortified wine that can be white or red with almond flavors acquiring a sharp scent with aging. Its aroma is discreet and elegant. The tasting is delicate, slightly indicates dry fruits. Fresh with its high acidity, some molasse and a salty touch leave a dry mouth , but with a long and soft finish.

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With a short production Carcavelos generous wines are now rising up from the extinction that they were threatened. There is now an opportunity to taste this marvellous fortified famed wine.

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Portuguese Awarded Olive Oils in Your Deli news

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The traces of the Olive tree in Portugal date back to the Bronze Age, but only in the 15th and 16th centuries its cultivation was widespread throughout the country. The Olive tree has always been the most important symbol identified with peace, prosperity and health in all Mediterranean people. Its cultivation and exploitation started at Estremadura and Alentejo and was with the Romans that the skill of using the fruit thereof was consummated.

Most olive trees were planted in vines regions in an attempt to bring in an income for those people who stayed on the lands. Consequently today groves of grey-green olive trees can be seen along the vineyards all over the regions bringing a beautiful yet sober look to the valleys.
It is one of the oldest and most used elements in Portuguese cuisine. In addition to the known health benefits, olive oil adds a valuable touch of peculiar flavour.

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Currently there are 6 protected designations of origin: Moura, Trás-os-Montes, Alto Alentejo e Alentejo Interior, Ribatejo and Beira Interior. Alentejo olive oil is the major producing region in Portugal followed byTrás-os-Montes.

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Portuguese Honey at its best - in Your Deli news

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Honey production in Portugal is very important for the economy and, as such, has a very strong slant on quality, with nine recognized designations of geographic origin attesting to the widespread production of quality honey, namely: in the North, Trás-os-Montes, Minho Highlands and Montesinho Park; in the Centre, Serra da Lousã and Barroso; in Lisbon, Northern; in the Alentejo, Serras da Guadiana; in the Algarve, Serra de Monchique and Serra de Portel; and, finally the Azores. In Madeira Island there is also a honey a very special one made from sugar cane.

 

Known since prehistoric times, honey production remains practically without any human intervention in the process, thus making it into one of the most natural products that we can enjoy and with multiple uses in food and for our wellness.

Honey was mainly used as a sweetener in Portugal until the 15th Century, but with the discovery of Brazil and the colonization of Madeira, it was quickly replaced by the sugar that came from the cane plantations of these colonies. 

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Portuguese honey diversity results in a palette of flavours, intensities and colours, while preserving the flora and fauna of each of the regions that honey emanates from, with the rosemary flower version being the lightest in flavour the most prefered and used for culinary purposes.

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If the meals are never quite completed without a Café and at any "café" there is always someone sitting and enjoying a cup of espresso coffee and if you are invited for a coffee as an excuse to go out you are definitely in Portugal because coffee in Portugal is special full of flavour creamy and above all cherished.

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Coffee is now recognised as a drink that brings health benefits, increasing awareness, concentration and performance for its consumers.

 

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5 New Tuna Flavours from Azores

5 New Tuna Flavours from Azores | Deli news - Visit Portugal by flavours | Scoop.it

Have you ever wonder how Azores tuna is so sustainably fresh and flavored?
Tuna fishermen and workers are a small community that has the smallest boats in the global tuna industry.
The boats and method used ensure no damage is done to the marine environment. Processing it fresh and at the source which is super rare these days, ensure tuna's quality.

Plus, only healthy, organic ingredients are used, including olive oil and now we have five more tasty combinations of tuna, some of them already won the best prize "melhor dos melhores" with Tuna fillet with Pimenta dos Açores - Azorean Pepper sauce. The tuna is also free from artificial additives and colourings.

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In the pristine waters of the Azores – São Jorge Island -  fisherman use pool and line to catch the fresh tuna from the ocean.

And now there's these new unmissable 5 tuna canned flavours!

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Why Portuguese canned Tuna is among the best .Your Deli news

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This tradition dates back to the 19th century, when, in Vila Real de Santo António, men went out to the sea and brought fish to be conserved and consumed later on, mainly during the most harsh and rigorous winter seasons.
After the Second World War, this practice was officially incremented as an industry. Canned tuna and canned sardine are now common food in the Portuguese diet.

 

Decades passed and a cult was built up around these tiny canned fish, which constitutes a kind of gastronomical religion mixed with a character of convenience food.

 

Canned fish, specially canned tuna, present a nutritious variety for your diet, supplying a source of first quality proteins, as well as unsaturated fats (the good fat) and thus overcoming the saturated fats of unhealthy origin, without them Our body won't function properly without this fat. That’s why Tuna ndicated as a functional food, therefore essential to our organism it contains Ω3, Fatty Acids, a type of polisaturated fat, proteins, vitamins A, D, B3,B6 and B12 complex, mineral salts (Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc and Magnesium).

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The passion for the sea has always been a symbol and a feature of the Portuguese people. The conserved fish industry began almost two centuries ago thanks to the surrounding Atlantic Ocean.

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Recently, since 1999, Vinho Verde producers invested in fully sparkling DOC Vinho Verde – a successfully growing and promising venture.
Sparkling vinho verde can be made from traditional single grape varieties of Vinho Verde as well as a blend of indigenous Verde varieties. 

This kind of wine is very pleasurable and refreshing to drink, a terrific pairing for any sort of food even the most acid or spicy. These sparklings are fruity with a perfect balance between minerality and its low alcohol level. Its finishing in a dry, fresh and very floral scent with a sweet light taste. Sometimes this sparklings are a keeper but they are so drinkable right within theirs youth petilance that they don´t get to rest in the bottle much longer.

 

Vinho Verde is the biggest DOC of Portugal, a region established in nine DOC sub-regions, named after rivers or towns: Monção, Melgaço, Lima, Basto, Cávado, Ave, Amarante, Baião, Sousa and Paiva in the cool, rainy, verdant north-west of the country. 
The vines grow in fertile, granite soils along rivers that flow from the mountains of the east to burst out into the ocean between golden surfing beaches.
The maritime partially influence (blocked by hills) and the combination of grape and climate contribute for richer, fuller, subtly complex wines, dry and totally still.
 

White sparkling wines are made from white traditional grapes of Alvarinho, Loureiro Avesso, Arinto and Trajadura. Alvarelhão, Vinhão, Pedral, Padeiro, Espadeiro and sometimes Touriga Nacional are the grape varieties used in Rosé and Red sparkling wines.

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A unique sparkling in the world is shining in the verdant north-west part of Portugal (Minho) - Sparkling Verde Wine - White, Rosé and Red, the perfect fresh pairing for about almost any food.

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6 Things you didn't know about canned fish, on your Deli news

6 Things you didn't know about canned fish, on your Deli news | Deli news - Visit Portugal by flavours | Scoop.it

»A good canned fish rather than die in the tin, evolves.
»Canned fish within one year are in fullness with absorption of the olive oil, this is when all the fat has already absorbed and becomes a uniform block and is perfectly integrated.
»The products have a shelf life of five years, although it is a relative term, there are products that stays 10 to 15 years in excellent condition, more like a fine wine the longer the better, that”s canned fish behaviour.
»The cans must be turned over from time to time.
»They are to be served up on the bread, never on toast the bread absorbs the olive oil and complements the flavour.
»Canned fish today is a valued product particularly tasty with the potential of diet recommended and essential for a practical and nutritious meal or just to nibble and sip.

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Canned fish is a highly recommended option for those seeking a healthy and tasty diet, being rich in protides, carbohydrates and lipids that generate energy and conserve body temperature. Sardines are a particularly tasty and rich source of Omega-3.

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Unique wine in the world

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Come what may from the kitchen this wine is ready for it. 

A humble wine low in alcohol, high in acidity, moderate of flavor, it is the perfect pair for any food. Nothing bothers it (fat, salt, smoked food, canned fish, acid, chili heat, sugar).

Has a strong distinctive character and originality, Vinho Verde with a blending of aroma and petillance that makes it, one of the most delicious natural beverages.

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“Vinho Verde” is a unique product in the entire world, produced in the northwest of Portugal.

This DOC (controlled designation of origin) covered nine sub-regions (Amarante, Ave, Baião, Basto, Cávado, Lima, Monção, Melgaço, Paiva e Sousa) where soils are homogeneous and mainly granitic, fertile to very fertile and high acidity. Vinho Verde Region has more than 100 years and is the largest wine-growing area in Portugal

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Deli Portugal - Useful Links & Seasonal Suggestions

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In Portugal as in many other countries February 14th is the celebration of Valentine’s day. São Valentim is an important love festivity for sweethearts and couples.

Stores put their best effort to call attention with to kinds of suggestions inside and outside. Hotels offer special packages with sophisticated menus and deluxe spa treatments. Restaurants strive to prepare exquisite romantic menus with attractive prices.

Couples spend the entire day in each other’s company enjoying special offers for the perfect time-out from their everyday routine. Sweethearts exchange gift baskets, gifts, flowers, wine and liquors and Valentine cards. Some of them are even tailor-made and personalized gifts made with all their heart.

That’s how "love is in the air" this season in Portugal.

 

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+10 Special Romantic Break Packages

+10 Different Ideas to Valentine´s Day in Portugal

+10 Valentine's Day Gifts Suggestions For Food Lovers - The quickest way to the heart

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Amazing Rotating Hotel in Portugal: Design and Wine - ForbesLife

Amazing Rotating Hotel in Portugal: Design and Wine - ForbesLife | Deli news - Visit Portugal by flavours | Scoop.it

"fall asleep looking at the mountain and awake looking at the river". The Design & Wine Hotel expresses its harmonious relationship with the surrounding landscape through its sustainable design.

Located in Caminha in the northwest of Portugal in the typical area of Vinho Verde traditionally known as Entre-Douro-e-Minho.
Wine growing in Portugal started by the initiative of religious orders, as well as by the positive contribution of the Portuguese Crown.
These were the first Portuguese wines to be known in the European markets (England, Flandres and Germany), specially Vinho Verde from Monção and Ribeira de Lima sub-regions.
The quality guidance and the Vinho Verde wine production and trade regulations appeared in 1908 when "Vinho Verde Region" was Demarcated for the first time.
Cultural issues, wine types, the grape varieties and vine's guiding systems forced the division of the Demarcated Region in six sub-regions: Monção, Lima, Basto, Braga, Amarante and Penafiel.
Vinho Verde is a wine with unique characteristics, mainly due the geographic environment and its natural and human elements, the seal of quality is a protection measure of the Vinho Verde origin and high standards. Its delightful lightness and freshness as well as its low alcohol content and typical "petillance" combine perfectly with salty and intense scented food like smoked food, sushi, canned food, salmon, seafood in general, white meats, mexican food with hot sauces and also with appetizers, one may observe a trend to drink it before meals.(www.vinhoverde.pt)

More about Vinho Verde wine: 

http://www.deliportugal.com/en/catalog/verde-62342

 

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Design & Wine experience in the Demarcated Region of Vinho Verde‪

This Hotel serves traditional Portuguese cuisine food with a modern twist while in the earth-toned enoteca wine cellar has the finest local vintages, with an emphasis on Vinho Verde created from the most rated vinho Verde grapes, Alvarinho and Loureiro.

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TOP 10 Portuguese Wines - Your Deli news

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ESSÊNCIA DO VINHO 2016 / ESSENCE OF WINE 2016 EVENT
Palácio da Bolsa in Oporto - the old stock exchange palace - held another “Essência do Vinho” event this weekend, one of the most important wine events in Portugal.
Each year, this event highlights and awards the best national wines in a blind tasting carried out by specialists - winemakers, journalists and bloggers - without prior knowledge of the wine to be tasted. This year, particularly "white wines and fortified wines obtained very high scores," say the experts, which resulted in four reds, three whites and three fortified wines in the final top 10 list.
 
Taste now some of the best Portuguese wines.
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Belamar Portuguese New Canned Fish

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New canned fish variety for your delight

Canned fish is an ally of healthy eating. Within a challenging sector Belamar cannery struggled and managed to overtake the geographical barriers of some fish origins. making them reach locations where such fish are commercially inaccessible, with all its qualities, flavor and nutrients.

Being known for traditional canned sardines, tuna and mackerel, in recent years boldly explored canning other fish variety also common in Portuguese eating habits, such as Wild Salmon, Cod, Guilthead, Sea Bass, Croaker and others which make these canned fish really premium products.

This brand is a reference in national canned fish with more than 100 varieties of canned products that combine tradition, innovation and the best quality.



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Belamar provides the experience of traditional flavors in alternative recipes with canned fish not traditionally preserved but usually consumed in Portugal.

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The finest digestifs in Portugal

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Artisanal Portuguese rich tradition of making smooth and delicious Liquors. Highlighting the genuine herbs and fruits of each region. Recognized and awarded in national and international contests.

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From the genuine regional fruits to the Benedictine Monks Herbs Portugal has a lot of delicious great liquors to taste, for dessert or simply to enjoy at the end of a meal.

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Fundão smoked sausages - Deli news

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Drawn by the mouth-watering smell of these delicious smoked sausages. Old traditional recipes. Awarded smoked sausages from Fundão and its story.

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Pairing Flavors on Your Deli news

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Days are getting a little cooler and shorter, summer is biding farewell and we are in the need of a little warmth and inspiration so what a better time to enjoy this Port or Brandy chocolate pairing bliss. 


Porto Calem 10-year-old is the result of a careful selection of wines from the best harvests. 
Aged in oak casks in cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia for 10 years, they are old tawnies with a fine and elegant bouquet showing the perfect balance between youth and age. One can clearly distinguish the flavor of dried fruits and nuts, leaving a long-lasting flavor in the mouth with a certain smoke, red berries and dark chocolate aroma.

Adega Velha brandy considered by many to be the best Portuguese "eau-de-vie" and ranking alongside the finest Armagnacs, Adega Velha is the result of many years of work and dedication.  Adega Velha is an old brandy made with the highest quality grapes which is aged for ten years in oak casks.
 

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Among the many specialties of Arcadia the chocolates filled with Port wine and the chocolates made with Old Brandy, a delicious Portuguese blend of traditions.

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How about LESS FAT & seriously TASTY smoked sausages? Your Deli news

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Faithful to the handmade production process MinhoFumeiro has seen  the  quality of its products recognised since the very beginning. In 2005 obtained the Quality Certification by APCER- being the first Portuguese company to obtain such certification  in the sector. 

 

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MinhoFumeiro gained name and reputation and conquered palates as well as indulged gourmets and connoisseurs not only from all over the country but also abroad.

http://www.deliportugal.com/catalog?q=minhofumeiro

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Porto Formoso artisanal tea factory is located on the northern side of the island of São Miguel. Azorean tea is the only European tea for industrial purposes. The Volcanic soil of the island and its temperate climate contribute to a lush greenery pure and unique tea plant. São Miguel has in fact the ideal conditions for the development of the original Camellia Sinensis China tea plant.

This is the finest quality example of a high mountain grown black tea leaves with an intense fragrance, resulting in a rich infusion, with a delicate scent and flavour.

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It is believed that the first seeds of tea were brought from Brazil to Azores in the second half of the eighteenth century. For a long time the tea was used only as an ornamental plant but in the year of 1878 and by the initiative of the Society Micaelense Agriculture Promoter arrived in San Miguel two Chinese tea experts to teach the industrial tea transformation. 

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Deli news is out - Portuguese olive oil story.

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The traces of the Olive tree in Portugal date back to the Bronze Age, but only in the 15th and 16th centuries its cultivation was widespread throughout the country. The Olive tree has always been the most important symbol identified with peace, prosperity and health in all Mediterranean people. Its cultivation and exploitation started at Estremadura and Alentejo and was with the Romans that the skill of using the fruit thereof was consummated.

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Currently there are 6 protected designations of origin: Moura, Trás os Montes, Interior and Northern Alentejo, Ribatejo and Beiras. Alentejo olive oil is the major producing region in Portugal followed byTrás-os-Montes.

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Festivities of Lisbon in your Deli news

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Santo António - Lisbon’s patron saint - overseas the city’s festivities that reach their highpoint on the evening of June 12, with a procession of popular marches through the Avenida da Liberdade. On the afternoon of June 13, a procession in homage to the popular Saint - who is believed to foster marriages - winds its way through the streets around the Sé cathedral and provides a special religious flavour to the festivities. 

Evenings are animated by traditional festivities in Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods - from Castelo to Mouraria, Graça, Alfama, Ajuda and the Bairro Alto - with lots of music and dance to the rhythm of popular songs. Decorated with coloured globes and garlands, the city’s streets are invaded by the smell of roasted sardines and sweet basil accompanied by paper carnations and paintings that allude to Santo António.

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With a whiff of summer in the air, the Festivities of Lisbon offer a welter of entertainment activities that will invade Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods, luring thousands of people into the streets. 

Enjoy Luças canned sardines, one of the most traditional and oldest top quality cannery in Portugal, as a taste os Lisbon Festivities.

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Portugal visto do Céu - Best of my flights in 2014 - YouTube

Portugal visto do Céu - Best of my flights in 2014 - YouTube | Deli news - Visit Portugal by flavours | Scoop.it
Best of my flights in 2014 - My Year in Review 1. Aveiro - Praia da Barra (0:00) 2. Odeceixe (0:20) 3. Zambujeira do Mar (0:40) 4. Vila Nova de Milfontes (1:...
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What to expect from Valentine's Day in Portugal - Deli news

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In Portugal as in many other countries, February 14th is the celebration of Valentine’s day. São Valentim is a great festivity for sweethearts and couples.

Stores put their best effort to call attention to all kinds of suggestions inside and outside. Hotels offer special packages with sophisticated menus and deluxe spa treatments. Restaurants strive to prepare exquisite romantic menus with attractive prices. Couples spend the entire day in each other’s company enjoying special offers for the perfect time-out from their everyday routine. Sweethearts exchange gift baskets, gifts, flowers, wine and liquors and Valentine cards. Some of them are even tailor-made and personalized made with all their heart.
That’s how "love is in the air" this season in Portugal.

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Always a good time to book your travel to Portugal where there's plenty of Valentine's Day package and themed events

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The Secret Behind the Health Benefits of Olive Oil: Antioxidants

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Olive oil is one of the healthiest monounsaturated fats on the planet. Until recently, researchers believed that its health benefits came from its oleic acid content, which is common to all monounsaturated fats. New research, however, has revealed an exciting and different explanation.

Via internationalolivecouncil
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7 Benefits of Olive Oil
- Acts in the prevention of several cancers
- Immunity and inflammatory responses
- Skin care. Vitamins A and E in extra virgin olive oil make it a prime anti-aging compound
- Reduction of risk factors of coronary heart disease
- Is associated with a longer life to those who follow a Mediterranean diet
- Recommended to use in solids for babies that are being weaned off breast milk, due to the many common health benefits
- Prevents the loss of bone mass

Besides being delicious and a healthy fat.

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