Health Information

healthy eating forkAt Prairie Oils & Vinegars, we know so many people are trying to live better and feel better by making better decisions about what to put in their bodies. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar are easy and excellent better ingredients to use in our regular diets.

We Know Extra Virgin Olive Oil

When it comes to choosing a healthy fat, Prairie Oils & Vinegars knows only Super Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) offers the greatest health benefits and taste. Our oils have been certified, lab tested, and sensory evaluated, so we can offer you only the absolute highest grade EVOO available - this is what sets us apart from other olive oil distributors.

Know the Country. Know the Crush Date. Know the Chemistry. If you don’t know the chemistry of your Extra Virgin Olive Oil, how do you know what you’re putting into your body? Choose your oils based on chemistry and taste! Super Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil is tested and meets these extremely high requirements every time.

know your olive oil crush dateCountry. On all of our Extra Virgin Olive Oils, we provide the country of origin to show where the oil comes from. Our supplier actually visits the country and the olive grove owners to verify where the oil is coming from and the methods used to produce them. We even provide the name of the species of olive tree harvested to make the oil.

Crush Date. It is far more important to know when your oil was crushed than to know its approximate best before date. This is because Extra Virgin Olive Oil decreases in flavour and health benefits over time. Fresh crushed EVOO is like fresh squeezed fruit juice, in that it contains the most flavour and nutrients. Old, poorly made and improperly stored Extra Virgin Olive Oil has little to no health benefits, and either zero flavour or undesirable flavour. You want to buy your EVOO within 2 – 15 months of its crush date and consume it within 6 – 9 months of your purchase date at Prairie Oils.

Chemistry. Super Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the only olive oil that is verified through an independent chemistry analysis. Not only are the oils shown to never have been cut with any other oil, they are broken down to show us the exact make up of the food product itself. What an amazing ability to be able to know exactly what you are taking into your body!

The Standard in Balsamic Vinegar

Just like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar has to meet quality and taste requirements. Specifically, the high quality vinegars we stock are crafted in Modena, Italy by Aceto Varvello. They are inspired by rare lots of 18 Year Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia and it is called Traditional Style Balsamic Condimento of Modena PGI. 

We also stock a wide variety of White, Rosé, and Whole Fruit Balsamic Vinegars.

The varietal of grape used in to make these vinegars varies, but they are all made in the traditional fashion--all natural, with no added sugar, artificial flavours, thickeners, and colours.