Blog: Health & Nutrition

  • Three vegan pasta recipes

    Pasta is the unbeatable go-to option when you’re feeling hungry but don’t want to slave over a hot stove for hours. So here are three easy, healthy and tasty vegan pasta recipes. Make sure you’ve got some STAR extra-virgin olive oil on hand: you’ll need it. Try out these dishes for yourself and let us know how […]

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    September 28, 2021
  • agreena

    The essential cooking ingredient

    Agreena! Have you heard of it? Let’s talk about some of its advantages:  Easy to use: it is a compact, textured oil that is easy to handle, making it an ingredient that blends well when kneading. Versatile: this textured oil made from sunflower oil is perfect for both sweet and savory recipes, pastries, leavened doughs, […]

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    September 22, 2021
  • French Fries

    Healthy French Fries

    Did you know that you can make irresistible French fries without frying? But be warned: they can be very addictive!  Simply slice the potatoes and soak them in ice water for 10 minutes to remove the excess starch.   After patting them dry with a paper towel, lay them on a baking sheet and brush them […]

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    April 14, 2021
  • STAR olives

    Three tips for enjoying olives

    Delicious, rich, aromatic and so, so good for you. That’s what olives are – a miracle of heart-healthy fatty acids, perfect for eating any time of day and in many different ways. Here are some ideas to make the most of those delicious little morsels.   Add them to your salads Cut in slices, they’re a great addition […]

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    March 29, 2021
  • salad

    What’s the One Thing You Need in Any Salad?

    There’s no better dish for letting your creativity run wild than a salad. Whether you’re a Michelin-starred chef or a novice home cook, simply throw in whatever strikes your fancy. And don’t forget to have some fun while you’re at it! Lettuce? A bit predictable, don’t you think? How about some pickled carrots for a […]

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    March 25, 2021
  • easy recipes

    Three super easy, delicious and original recipes

    Are you having a blah day and don’t feel like cooking, but you have a hankering for something healthy and tasty? Take note of these three recipes: they won’t disappoint!  A Scrumptious Bagel A toasted bagel with a good drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, smoked salmon, cream cheese, a pinch of fresh oregano and a gorgeous […]

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    March 16, 2021
  • Guacamole

    Healthy snack ideas

    Extra virgin olive oil is an unrivaled source of heart-healthy fats and a great accompaniment for a wide range of ingredients. Forget high-calorie nibbles and “guilty pleasures”, and start exploring the world of healthy snacks thanks to this essential ingredient from the Mediterranean diet that is wholesome, delicious and super nutritious.  Guacamole  A ripe avocado, diced tomato, onion, […]

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    February 2, 2021
  • Healthy Baking agreena

    The Trick to Healthy Baking

    Baking fans, you’re in luck. Thanks to agreena, your breads and pastries will be much healthier, since you can use it to grease baking pans and prepare all kinds of delicious recipes. agreena is a solid vegetable oil that serves as an eco-friendly alternative to saturated fats and lets you cook all kinds of dishes without having to […]

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    January 21, 2021
  • Top Hint for a Healthy Year

    Top Hint for a Healthy Year

    Did you know that you may have a bottle of the elixir of eternal youth right in your kitchen cabinet? Packed with nutrients, antioxidants, heart-friendly fats, minerals and vitamins it’s a bountiful source of good health. Yes, we’re talking about extra-virgin olive oil, your trusty ally for a fantastically healthy and delicious 2021. Not sure […]

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    January 4, 2021
  • STAR - Festive season

    Get ready for the festive season

    Don’t leave it all to the last minute! Start stocking up now before the shops get busy and then you’ll only have fresh food left to buy. Save time and avoid unnecessary stress by adding these essential products to your shopping list today: Extra-virgin olive oil. For salads, cooking, in a small bowl together with […]

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    December 10, 2020
  • Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

    How to use Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

    Given that you might be reading this from anywhere in the world, chances are you aren’t from Modena, Italy, and you might not know a lot about its star product: balsamic vinegar. Don’t worry! We’re here to tell you how to make the most of this barrel-aged vinegar, made by fermenting the thick syrup formed […]

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    November 24, 2020
  • Delicious alternatives to unhealthy fats

    Saturated fats have double bonds and are usually solid at room temperature. Numerous studies have linked them to cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.  Healthy oils, which contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, include olive oil and sunflower oil. They are always liquid at room temperature, which makes them unsuitable for use in the […]

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    November 17, 2020
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