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All you need to know about the fascinating world of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


Types and Grades of Olive Oil
Did you know .... that olive oil label must contain the grade of olive oil . If an oil does not include the term “extra virgin” on the label, it is not extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Become an informer consumer by learning about the different grade of olive oils.
11 Proven Benefits of Olive Oil
Olive oil may offer health benefits as it is high in healthy monosaturated fats and antioxidants. The health effects of dietary fat are controversial. However, experts agree that olive oil — especially extra virgin — is good for you.
Meet Oleacanthal, a powerful polyphenol
Oleacanthal, one of the main polyphenols found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been found in recent studies to have cancer-fighting benefit. Its presence is known by the stinginess in the throat she will give you.
Keep your EVOO away from the light
The antioxidants in Extra virgin Olive Oil {EVOO} are volatile and very sensitive to Light, Air, Heat and Time. For this reason, we always recommend to keep your bottle in a dark, cold place even after opening. ​​​​​​​​
Mediterranean Diet: Best Healthier Diet
The 2022 US News Best Diet rating has once again confirmed the superior health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, ranking the extra virgin olive oil-rich eating regime number 1 in the Best Diets Overall category.
How long can you keep your EVOO?
The expiration date for Extra Virgin Olive Oil is always calculated from the time of milling and not from the time of bottling. It's longevity depends on the amount of Polyphenols when extracted as well as how it have been stored.
EVOO - Consumer's Checklist
What you should know when buying your EVOO.  Here are some keys to help you make the most out of your purchase in a market flooded with counterfeit products. These information should be either on the bottle, or on the producer’s website.
Farm to Table: Why it is important
Farm to Table is crucial if you want to get the highest quality of EVOO. Indeed, olive oil is extremely sensitive to light, heat, air and Time. Even if you start with an exceptional product, these 4 factors will impact the quality if not controlled properly.
Harvest Timing
Nothing gets more discussion among olive growers than when to pick. It can make all the difference as far as yield, organoleptic characteristics, shelf life and color. In this article we will review the 3 stages of olive maturation
Olive Fruit Fly Management
During the summer we spray our trees with a Kaolin clay. The two main reasons why we do so is to first of all, protect the trees from the intense heat we experience during the summer. The second reason is to protect the olive from the olive fruit fly.
How long can an olive tree live?

Nothing lives forever, but olive trees can be some of the oldest trees in the world. Indeed, an olive can live for up to 4,000 years .... Which is quite unbelievable. However, most olive trees will "only" live for around 500 years.