Royal Rania Extra Virgin Olive Oil
By the fig and olive....
Royal Rania is proud to work directly with Palestinian farmers from the West Bank to procure this wonderful and aromatic finishing oil for you.
An ancient Caananite technique is used to extract the oil from the olives to produce this golden medicine. When taken on its own, the oleic acid and is said to be a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent which helps with a host of ailments and is especially beneficial for the heart.
All our olive oil is from a single source origin and our partners use cold compress techniques of extraction.
Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Palestine For Sale Here In Singapore!
Commonly considered as one of the healthiest ingredients you can have in your diet, extra virgin olive oil is not only a key component in Mediterranean cooking, but is now a staple in every kitchen .
From salad dressings to skin moisturizers, olive oil is a marvelous gift of nature, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, and various vitamins, making it suitable for consumption and treating a host of skin conditions.
Do you know the 3 grades of Olive Oils?
Interestingly, not all olive oils are one and the same. There are 3 main grades of olive oil: refined olive oil, virgin olive oil, and extra virgin olive oil. All are made from olives, but the difference lies in the method of extracting the oil which then results in different tastes, colours, and even health benefits!
Firstly, refined olive oil, also known simply as "olive oil" or "pure olive oil", is extracted using heat and chemicals. What about virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil? The two terms are so close to each other!
The main difference between the two are their acidity levels. One that has an acidity level between 0.8 and 2.0, is graded as virgin, and those with acidity levels less than or equal to 0.8, are graded as extra virgin. Unlike the refined olive oil, the virgin and extra virgin olive oil go through the "cold-pressed" method of extraction, where no heat or chemicals are involved.
While this method of manufacturing takes a substantial amount of time, and costs a little more expensive, it is superior in quality, taste, and nutritional value. Having undergone the least amount of processing, the extra virgin olive oil is able to retain its natural antioxidants and vitamins!
Origin of the Olive Oils
We all know that olive oil is one of the must-have ingredients in Mediterranean cuisines, so it only makes sense that the region is the historic home of the olive tree. For over 6000 years, it grew abundantly and was cultivated in the Middle Eastern countries which generally experience a subtropical climate with mild winters and dry summers.
Today, Royal Rania is proud to bring extra virgin olive oil from the sacred land of Palestine, working directly with Palestinian farmers from the West Bank to procure this marvelous, aromatic oil for you.
We might be familiar with the olive branch symbolising peace, according to ancient Greece, but in Palestine, the olive trees represents the Palestinian people's unrelenting resilience and resistance. Olive trees in Palestine carry so much symbolic meaning, and its significance is even mentioned 6 times in several Quran verses!
Olive trees in Al-Aqsa, Palestine are blessed and holds a high status, and God swears by them in the Quran (95: 1-4): ‘By the fig and the olive, and by Mount Sinai, and by this secure city [Makkah], We have certainly created man in the most excellent of forms…’
In addition, the medicinal value and benefits of olive oil is greatly propounded in Hadith (Prophetic sayings). Prophet Muhammad pbuh said: “Eat olive oil and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree.” (al-Tirmidhi, 1775)
Health Benefits – A Good Reason To Consume Extra Virgin Olive Oils
The olive oil is likened to golden medicine, with its astounding health benefits. One of its core benefits is that it contains one of the healthiest type of fats, namely the oleic acid which is a kind of monounsaturated fatty acid.
While unhealthy fats such as saturated and trans fats can cause a range of health problems including strokes and heart diseases, monounsaturated fats can be good for your health in several ways. They help to lower cholesterol levels, thus reducing risks of heart diseases and stroke. So for those of you who are conscious of your health and would like to avoid these bad health conditions, you know you can make the switch to using extra virgin olive oil in your cooking!
The extra virgin olive oil is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties, mediated by the antioxidants present in the oil. According to studies, the extra virgin olive oil's capacity to reduce inflammation, helps in protecting the body from a host of ailments such as diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.
A Diet Rich In Olive Oil & Other Uses
Of course as much as we can, we all would want to avoid all the above stated adverse health conditions. Others might simply want to watch their body weight. Thus a diet rich in olive oil such as those known in the Mediterranean area, is believed to be favourable.
It is an ubiquitous ingredient, suitable to be used in various ways. The light and tasty flavour of the extra virgin olive oil makes it suitable to dress a salad, for sautéing, or even to make a simple dip!
You can also utilize olive oil in many different ways that are non-food related. Ibn Al-Qayyim wrote in his book on Prophetic medicine that the Prophet (pbuh) said, 'Eat the oil (of olives) and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a clessed tree' (Tirmidhi). Olive oil provides great benefits for hair, from moisturizing, thickens hair, and reduces scalp irritation.
Since it is a well-known staple of the Mediterranean diet, it makes sense that the best place to get the extra virgin olive oil is from its origin, in the Mediterranean area.
All of Royal Rania's extra virgin olive oil comes from a single source in Palestine - a region that is considered to be the native home of the olive tree. What's more, these ancient trees deliver olive oil of the finest taste and of highest quality.
Add a bottle to your pantry, or purchase it as a gift for someone else. Royal Rania's bottle of high quality extra virgin olive oil makes an incredible gourmet gift for a foodie or for any occasion, and we deliver anywhere in Singapore!