The Ercole Olivario award was born in 1993 and its goal is to improve the culture of agri-food products, by rewarding the most qualitative EVO oils every year. Read the list of the 2020 awarded EVOOs.
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The calories of olive oils are around 884 Kcal per 100 g of product. Read our article to learn more about its health benefits.
The method we suggest you to follow to pair EVOOs to food is our BEA: balance, enhance, add.
You should know that EVO oil has three great enemies when it comes to its production and storage: light, oxygen and heat. Shelf life of your EVOO also depends on you.
There are two systems that can be followed to extract olive oil from olives: the so-called traditional or discontinuous method, and the modern or continuous one.
Cold extraction’ may appear only for extra virgin or virgin olive oils obtained at a temperature below 27 °C by modern extraction systems.
Olive oil is popularly considered as “olive juice”, and while being technically so, its manufacturing is much more complicated than common juice production.
Tasting Extra Virgin Olive Oil is amazing! EVO Oil can be analyzed under three aspects: visual, olfactory and gustatory.
Central and Southern Italy, as well as the two major islands of Sicily and Sardinia, represent the major locations of EVO Oil productions.
This year the “5 Drops award” is led by Puglia, with 31 winning EVO Oils, followed by Tuscany with 29 winning EVO Oils. Other regions are Umbria with 19 awards, Lazio with 15, Sicily with 14, Abruzzo with 5, Calabria with 6, Campania 9, Emilia Romagna 2, Liguria 1, Marche 3, Molise 1, Sardinia 5, Trentino 2, Veneto 1.
Olive oil is a liquid fat obtained from olives: it is the main source of fat and health-promoting component of the Mediterranean diet. But why it is so beneficial?