What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Everyone has seen and become familiar with Italian extra virgin olive oil on store shelves. However, did you know that up to 80% of those oils are NOT Extra Virgin Olive Oil? There have been numerous articles the past few years appearing in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and other publications and even the TV news show 60 Minutes which have highlighted this issue!

Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality and also the most expensive olive oil available. It is estimated that only 10% of the world’s production fits in this category. The oil should be free of defects, and be made from fresh olives, this means the olives are usually picked and “milled” within 4 to 6 hours.  This will almost guarantee that the free fatty acid content be no greater than 0.8%. This category is known to have the highest levels of polyphenols and antioxidants.

When you purchase extra virgin olive oils online from Extra Virgin Olio by Madge and Louie’s, you can be assured that you are receiving the freshest and 100% pure extra virgin olive oil.  Extra Virgin Olio is proud of our relationships with our producers to bring you the real thing, such as international award winning oils and unique cultivars. Review our selections and place your order today.

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