To be Siqev is to be an Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is balanced, traditional, delicious, cared for from origin to bottling and very healthy for the organism. These characteristics set it apart from the rest of the EVOOs on the market and make it, on its own merits, the greatest synonym of excellence.
And, of course, when we talk about excellence or perfection, false beliefs about high price, low versatility, low stock in shops or too early an expiry date appear.
In this new QvExtra blog article we expose these and other myths surrounding it to put the focus on what really matters: by choosing a Siqev EVOO you choose to take care of yourself deliciously every day. Don’t be fooled!
Myth 1: «Not suitable for everyday cooking»
One of the most widespread myths about Siqev EVOO is its lack of versatility for cooking hot dishes. Fortunately, it is very easy to dismantle this false belief. a SIQEV can be used to prepare any recipe. Whichever.
The aroma, flavour and texture of our partners’ olive juices not only enhance our most elaborate dishes, but also make them even healthier snacks. Including frying.
Renowned chef Periko Ortega notes the following: «I have been frying with Siqev extra virgin for many years because it is healthier, tastier and, if you do the maths, it is not more expensive.»
If he says so, there’s a reason!
Myth 2: «Buying it in shops is difficult»
We are afraid not. Getting your favourite Siqev is easier than it sounds. In addition to finding it in hypermarkets or department stores, you can buy it comfortably from home (something that is highly valued these days). How? Through the numerous online shops that flood the web.
Click here and meet the shops of our partners to get the best EVOO in the world at the best price.
Myth 3: «It is very expensive»
Reviewing the prices of these websites and retrieving Periko Ortega’s statements, we easily expose another false myth. When you buy a Siqev you buy an Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is meticulously cared for, made according to demanding quality standards, with the best olives from the best olive groves, respecting the environment that surrounds it, offering the best and most protective packaging for the contents, and above all, with an unbeatable flavour.
Green grass, nature, care, the precise tempo, the character of each variety… And all thanks to the commendable work of our farmers, who mill the fruit at its optimum moment of ripeness, ensuring that the temperature does not exceed 24ºC to prevent the loss of volatiles.
If you give these attributes the importance they deserve, a litre of Siqev EVOO is very cheap. Check it out by clicking on the link above!
Myth 4: «It makes you gain weight»
What better way to close this collection of false beliefs about EVOO than by talking about health!
We would agree that overweight is directly related to the ratio of calories ingested to calories burned. It is therefore not surprising to think that a high-calorie food such as EVOO can help us to put on a few extra kilos.
However, its known satiating effect and the figures for overweight people in countries where EVOO is not the main ingredient invite us to think differently and, in this case, to debunk the myth.
In the United States this dangerous disease exceeds 38.2%, in New Zealand 30.7% and around 27% in countries such as Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Siqev EVOO, based on the Mediterranean diet, serves as a vehicle for adopting very healthy eating habits, enhancing the flavour of food without the need to ingest extra fat and multiplying the nutritional content of each meal thanks to its high polyphenol content.