There is hardly anything else in the world that has as many health benefits as Olive oil. Every day new research reveals more benefits. It is a key ingredient of the Mediterranean diet which is the world’s longest-living culture.
Olive oil is extracted from the fruit of the olive tree which is rich in fatty acids which are good for health. Today, you can find several different types of olive oil on the market, such as virgin olive oil, extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil has more benefits than the other types. Some of the well known benefits of olive oil are:
- It boosts hair and skin health
- It is a good anti-inflammatory ingredient
- Makes a good defense against diabetes and insulin resistance
- It is beneficial for heart problems
- It reduces high blood pressure
- Helps in weight loss
- Improves blood cholesterol levels
- Improves digestion
- Improves metabolism
- Works as anti-aging agent
- Prevents gallstones
- Protects against Osteoporosis
- Relieves hypertension
- Makes cell walls strong and healthy
- Helps in depression and mood disorders
In Pakistan, there are several brands that manufacture and sell olive oil. All of these brands offer pretty good quality. In the list below, I have given details of the brands that provide the best olive oil in Pakistan.
Best Olive Oil in Pakistan
Aliz Olive Oil:
Aliz is one of the best brands of olive oil in Pakistan. It manufactures three main types of olive oil including Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Early Harvest Extra Virgin Oil and Pomace Olive Oil. The bottles of Aliz Extra Virgin Olive Oil in three different capacities; 250ml, 500ml, and 1liter. Their price ranges from PKR 650 to PKR 2,000 depending on the capacity.
Aliz Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes in a bottle of 500ml and its price is PKR 2,660. This type of olive oil is made from the olives collected in mid-October which preserves the aromas and all the properties to give a unique taste.
Aliz Pomace Olive Oil is available in the bottles of 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre and 4 litre. Their prices are PKR 480, PKR 750, PKR 1,150 and PKR 3,850 respectively. It serves as a good alternative of crude oil and butter for cooking. It adds a mild flavour and is perfect for those who want to use olive oil regularly.
Borges Olive Oil:
Borges Olive Oil mainly deals in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Light Olive Oil and Pomace Olive Oil which is manufactured from the hand picked olives cultivated under the Mediterranean Sun in Spain that give the original aroma and taste of olives. It is best used for salad dressing, oral intake, and light cooking. Borges Olive Oil is available in bottles of various sizes including 125ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre, 2 litre, 4 litre and 5 litre. Their price ranges from PKR 240 to PKR 4,150.
Mundial Olive Oil
Mundial Olive Oil is an internationally well reputed olive oil brand. It is a perfect substitute for ordinary cooking oils for frying and baking. Mundial Olive Oil is acidity free oil with only 1gram/1000grams of oleic acid which prevents cancer and keeps your body healthy. You can consume it directly, raw or for moisturizing your hair and body.
Mundial Olive Oil comes in a wide variety including Pomace, Extra Virgin, Extra Light and Spanish Olives. Pomace olive oil has a neutral taste and low smoke point which means it won’t burn too quickly even on high flame which makes it ideal for deep frying and searing.
The olives are cultivated in Andalusian farms and are later processed at modern facilities.
Queen Olive Oil:
Queen Olive Oil is an international brand for olive oil with low oleic acid, no acidity, and high in antioxidants. It has a unique fresh taste. You can use it for cooking, frying and baking. It’s healthier than other oils available in the market as it reduces the risk of cancer and keeps your body healthy. It is one of the best olive oils in the market. It puts an end to the oil-and-vinegar dressing, as it blends well with vinegar and gives an amazing taste.
Queen olive oil is 100% natural, light and tasteful. It gives flavor to salads and vegetables and is perfect for frying and baking. It is a multipurpose olive oil, extracted from the first pressing of the olives extracted in Greece. It is healthier for your body and has no bitter or peppery taste.
Dalda Olive Oil:
Dalda is one of the biggest cooking oil companies in Pakistan. Dalda offers Olive Oil Pomace and Olive Oil Extra Virgin. They are extracted from the purest Spanish Olives which are refined to perfection using state-of-the-art technology. They are fortified with vitamin A, D and E which enhance the flavor of your food and give you enough nourishment while satisfying your appetite. They are full of antioxidants which protect you from cancer and heart disease and provide a great defense against low density Lipoprotein which is also called bad cholesterol.
Olive oil offers a great substitute to cooking oils as it is rich in vitamins and antioxidants which keep your body in good health and protect against heart disease and cancer. There are several Olive Oil brands in Pakistan which offer the finest quality of olive oil. Apart from the brands mentioned above, there are other olive oil brands that provide good quality olive oil such as Coosur Olive Oil, Sol Olive Oil, Milano Olive Oil, Dewdrop Olive Oil and Basso Olive Oil.