Premium Extra virgin Olive Oils
Extra virgin olive oil is made simply by crushing olives and extracting the juice. We strongly believe that Extra Virgin olive oil is like fruit juice: highly perishable, healthier, and more flavorful when consumed fresh. This is one of the reasons why we Post the Harvest Date on every oil we offer.
In addition to the harvest date, we are extremely fanatical when it comes to the “chemistry ” of our olive oils. The chemistry of a particular oil can tell you many things. By testing an oil, we can learn the polyphenol count (antioxidant value), the measurement which dictates flavor intensity, to whether it’s suitable for high heat cooking, based on its unique free fatty acid measurement and fruit condition.
You can be confident that, at Del’Oliva you could find the freshest varieties of premium Extra Virgin Olive oils year-round. Our oils vary from Delicate to Medium to Robust intensity:
Delicate – Fruity, buttery, sometimes nutty taste with little to no bitterness. Perfect for baking, roasting fish, or in delicate sauces.
Medium – Pronounced ripe or green fruit flavors such as grassy, herbaceous, nutty, and other fruits like apple or banana. Ideal for pesto, green salads, and roasted veggies.
Robust – Predominantly green olive fruit flavors with distinct bitterness and pungency. Wonderful
We also measure oleic acid in our oils, the monounsaturated fat in Olive Oil that makes it so healthy. It is the only cooking oil that is made without the use of chemicals and industrial refining. It’s simply the juice of fresh, healthy olives which contains, more than any other grade, the health-promoting nutrients that olive oil is famous for. These studies show that the fatty acids and antioxidants in it have some powerful health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease. Real “extra virgin” olive oil is 100% natural and very high in antioxidants. Olive oil contains oleic acid and oleocanthal, nutrients that can fight inflammation. Olive oil may be one of the healthiest foods you can eat for heart health. It lowers blood pressure, protects LDL particles from oxidation, reduces inflammation, and may help prevent unwanted blood clotting.