Olive Oil

Oils In The Diet
Olive Oil
Vegetable & Fruit Oils
Nut & Seed Oils
Oil Pressing

Unlike most fruit which is picked at the peak of ripeness olives from Tuscany are hand picked slightly under ripe (still green) while the fruit's level of phenols (provides aroma, antioxidants and flavor) are optimal.

Of all oils used for human consumption, olive oil is the only one extracted from a fresh fruit, and its aroma and taste are clearly reminiscent of the olive fruit. The characteristics of olive oil changes according to the variety of olive used, and the climate and soil conditions. Costal areas and warmer climates turn out riper, softer oils. Interior areas of higher elevation are cooler and ripen the olives more slowly resulting in more intense fruitiness and oils with greater structure.

Olive oil consumption continues to increase as consumers understand the health and flavor benefits it brings to the table.

Grades Olive Oil Regions

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