Coltivarti Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a 100% Product of Italy and comes from certified Organic Farming from Italy.
Cooking with olive oil or using it as a simple salad dressing is something that our people have always done. Mine is a superb everyday olive oil which is a blend from the ogliarola and coratina varieties of olives typical from our area. It is balanced in flavour, with a body and peppery finish. The benefits from the olive oil have made it renown as the pillar of the Mediterranean diet. Our family and community have handed down the arts of olive growing and milling. We have just sealed these arts in a bottle.
We are proud to adhere to the European Organic Farming Regulation. Without the use of chemicals we guarantee a taste which is authentic and minimise the human impact on the environment.
This is a superior category olive oil, cold extracted, obtained directly from olives within 24 hours of harvesting and solely by mechanical means. It is coarsely filtered.
To best store the product please keep it in a dry cold place and away from direct light and heat.
Is Olive Oil good for you? Still not sure about the benefits of Olive Oil? You will change your mind about healthy eating if you read through.
As a fact Olive Oil is the pillar of the Mediterranean diet.
The basics of the Mediterranean diet include:
-High consumption of olive oil, unrefined cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables,dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt)
-Moderate to high consumption of fish
-Moderate consumption of wine, eggs, poultry and sweets
-Low consumption of red meat and meat products.
A bit of History of the olive tree
The wild olive tree is believed to have originated in Asia Minor. From there the olive cultivation spread to the island of Cyprus towards Anatolia and from the island of Crete towards Egypt. It arrived to the Greek mainland between the 14th and 12th century BC where the olive oil cultivation increased and gained great importance.
Olive production began in Italy in the VIII–VII century BC and gained considerable economic importance thanks to first the Phoenicians and later the Greeks.
Olive trees were planted in the entire Mediterranean basin under Roman rule.
From a geographical point of view, the prime area of Italian olive production is located between 30 and 45 °N, which in general is the geographical distribution of suitable areas for olive-tree production in the northern hemisphere.
In the Mediterranean area, Italy represents the central point of olive production because of its history, climate and environmental conditions.