A real fruit juice made exclusively from olives, our 100% natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil belongs to the highest quality category in the industry.
OLIVE OIL THE LIQUID GOLD
Olive oil has long been a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, including ancient Greek and Roman cuisine. Wild olives, which originated in Asia Minor, were collected by Neolithic people as early as the 8th millennium BC. Besides food, olive oil has been used for religious rituals, medicines, as a fuel in oil lamps, soap-making, and skin care application.The Spartans and other Greeks used oil to rub themselves while exercising in the gymnasia.
Black olives or ripe olives are picked at full maturity when fully ripe, displaying colours of purple, brown or black.
Green olives are picked when they have obtained full size, while unripe; they are usually shades of green to yellow, and contain the bitter phytochemical, oleuropein.
Semi-ripe or turning-colour olives are picked at the beginning of the ripening cycle, when the colour has begun to change from green to multicolour shades of red to brown. Only the skin is coloured, as the flesh of the fruit lacks pigmentation at this stage, unlike that of ripe olives.