The extra virgin olive oil is produced by mechanical pressing of the whole Olea Europea fruits.
Extra virgin olive oil is mostly used as a salad dressing and as an ingredient in a lot of italian recipe.
The taste of the olive oil is influenced by the varietals used to produce the oil from and by the moment when the olives are harvested and ground: less ripe olives give more bitter and spicy flavors – riper olives give a sweeter sensation in the oil.
The extra virgin olive oil is a taste experience and health benefit since it is rich in unsaturated fats and antioxidants.
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