Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Lesbian Donkey

Olive Oil Extra Virgin

Regular price £1.50 £0.00 Unit price per
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This is a premium extra virgin olive oil.

We can refill a your own bottle on delivery or purchase one of our beautiful pre filled bottles.  Any shipping orders will be delivered in a machine washed pre loved jar. 

  

The Olive Oil

On the island of Lesbos, in the mountains near our home in Plomari this premium raw, unfiltered olive oil is produced from the local olive variety “valanolia”. Distinguished by its excellent flavor, golden color, and fruity aroma its acidity does not exceed 0,5% of oleic acids ranking it as one of the highest in quality extra virgin, organic olive oils on the market.

The Olive Tree in Antiquity

Olive cultivation and its importance to Greece is stated in many ancient scriptures. The ideogram of the olive tree and the olive fruit are seen as far back in Linear B ' writing (the earliest attested form of Greek, dated about 1450 BC). The olive branch is a universal symbol of peace. The fruit of the olive tree was considered by Hippocrates to be "a supreme ingredient for most therapeutic procedures" and he documented over 60 medicinal uses for it. Since then, additional therapeutic uses have been discovered.

The Olive Tree Today

The olive tree, Olea europaea, is first in Greek agricultural production among all tree crops, as well as in numbers of cultivated trees (more than 130 million trees annually). More than 90% of the world's production of olive products is located in the Mediterranean basin. Greece despite its limited surface area is the third olive oil producing country in the world after Spain and Italy. Moreover Greeks have the highest per capita consumption as well as production; producing more than 330,000 tons of oil most of which is extra virgin. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is officially recognized as the best quality of olive oil today.

The inaccessibility of the region with the steep slopes requires harvest to be done in the traditional way, without the use of machinery. The olive groves are cultivated with the principles of organic farming. Only the fruits on the tree are collected and everything else that has fallen on the ground remains as a natural fertilization. The trees are groomed and shaken in small groups with traditional chestnut wood sticks. Then the olives are transferred to the nearest road and the fastest possible to the mill for grinding, ensuring a high quality end product. In the cooperative cold press mill in the Palaiochori village the harvest is collected and crushed. There tradition meets science in order to obtain a high quality product. Furthermore, the accuracy of chemical and sensory analysis by international accredited labs ensures the overall quality of our product in order for the final recipient to be sure to obtain a truly organic extra virgin olive oil.