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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Organic - Greece (Strong) Liquid Gold from Crete

€5.90
Organic

Producer: Felea Goods

Origin: Crete, Greece

Our extra virgin olive oil organic is produced in small batches by Cretan olive growers. It is strong, aromatic with velvety texture and long aftertaste. It will flavour everything you cook and bring some Mediterranean sun to your dishes. Give it a try and we are certain that it will become a staple in your kitchen.

The product is delivered in a beautiful glass bottle. We are doing our part to close the loop towards circularity by offering this product in glass container with a deposit (Statiegeld) which can be refunded in our store for your next purchase.

Available for shipping or local pickup.

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For bulk wholesale prices please contact us with your request at store@wildsagefoods.nl

About Extra Virgin Olive Oil Organic - Greece (Strong)

Organic extra virgin olive oil strong (EVOO) from Crete is of the “Koroneiki” variety.

The olives of our organic extra virgin olive oil strong are collected and within 24-36 hours go through the first cold extraction of the fruit. No high heat and no chemicals/solvents are used during the mix and separation process. Temperature stays always below 27 °C.

The olives are grown from small olive farmers in the areas of Heraklion in Crete. The climate in the island, with long hot summers and cool but mild winters, is ideal for the olive tree to thrive. Crete historically has been producing one of the best quality olive oils in the world.

Koroneiki, also known as “the queen of olives”, is known for its regal, small fruits, but having a high-quality oil yield.

Our organic extra virgin olive oil strong is very aromatic and strongly flavored. It is perfect for enjoying it in its natural raw state or added at the end of cooking. It has an emerald color and velvety texture, with rich and clear taste giving off aromas of almond and artichoke interspersed by fruity flavors.

Its spicy taste and light bitterness give it a long aftertaste.

Storage and shelf life

Store olive oil in a cool, dry, tinted airtight glass container or nonreactive metal container, away from the sunlight and heat.

Olive oil, when properly stored, will retain its flavour and aroma for 12-18 months from the packaging date.

After that, remains edible but after a point will become rancid, lose any nutritional value and antioxidants and will add a weird smell to your food.

So, your olive oil went rancid. Now what? Whatever you do, don’t pour it—or any cooking oil, for that matter—down the drain. This can clog your pipes and city sewer mains, and eventually pollute waterways. It also can’t be composted. The best practice is to transfer the spoiled olive oil to a non-recyclable container (like cardboard milk carton or a takeout container) and throw it in the trash.

Shipping and delivery

The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.

The product is delivered in glass bottles. We are doing our part to close the loop towards circularity by offering this product in glass container with a deposit (Statiegeld) which can be refunded in full at our store for your next purchase.

Nutricional information

Ingredients: Juice of organic olive fruit

Allergens: This product contains no known allergen

Nutritional values (per 100 gram)

Calories 833
Total Fat 98g
Saturated Fat 13,3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9,8g
Monounsaturated Fat 68,6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1,9mg
Potassium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0,3g

How to use

Extra virgin olive oil strong is a very versatile flavouring ingredient which can be even served as a condiment or a dip.

It gives aroma and taste to your soups, sauces, stews and finish grilled meats and vegetables. It is also a great base for bastes and marinades. Although is best used in its raw form, it is also suited to all cooking methods including roasting, frying, stir frying and even deep frying below 190C.

Extra virgin olive oil contains mostly monounsaturated fatty acids, which are largely resistant to heat. Even under extreme conditions, the olive oil does not form significant amounts of harmful compounds.

Even if you are not Greek, Spanish or Italian, you will end up using our delicious organic extra virgin olive oil in almost anything! It is the key connector of ingredients in almost every fresh salad including the Greek “Ηoriatiki”. Enjoy it on a warm slice of bread with a pinch of sea salt and dried oregano. Make an olive oil mayo for change and will never go back to normal. And definitely it is not limited to savoury dishes; it is great in cakes, cookies and even ice cream!

The predominant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. It reduces inflammation and may even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. Olive oil contains powerful antioxidants, that fight inflammation and help protect your blood cholesterol from oxidation. These two benefits may lower your risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure.

Other interesting information

Olive oil is unique among vegetable oils in that is simply the fresh juice of the olive fruit with the water removed rather an extraction from a dry grain or nut. The olives are crushed and mixed, then the oil is separated out centrifugally into solid vegetal particles and water.

In the Greek tradition, when a child is born, Greeks plant an olive tree. The olive tree and the child will grow together. When the child will become 6 years old, the olive tree will give its first fruits. It will grow with the family, survive through decades, and will still be there for all the coming generations to always remind us the continuity and the evolution of life. Goddess Athena bestowed two sacred gifts to the ancient city of Athens: the olive tree and her name.

Olive oil has long been considered sacred and a natural choice for religious rituals since ancient times, and until today. This is thanks to the purity of olive oil, the clear, soft light it casts, and its inoffensive odor when burned.

Ancient Greeks anointed kings with olive oil. The lamps that illuminated ancient shrines burned olive oil. Winners in athletic games, victorious warriors returning home, and illustrious citizens of all kinds were crowned with olive twigs woven into wreaths. Those ancient trees’ trunks split over the centuries, but still produce a harvest of fruit every year.

The expected life of an olive tree is 300 to 600 years. Yet there are olive trees more than 1,000 years old. The history of the olive tree began around 7.000 years ago in the Mediterranean region and more precisely in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is speculated that it first appeared in Syria, as indicated by various depictions on vessels and by the multitude of myths of the people around the Mediterranean. Greece however, through Phoenician merchants, brought it in the European Mediterranean area- Italy, France, Spain, Portugal- from where it spread to America and Australia.
Tasty & fresh
We maintain a close relationship with our producers and have visited their land and observed the whole process of making the olive oil. Besides that though, we obtain certificates of chemical analysis and organoleptic evaluation for each batch, which outline the results of testing for acidity ( one of the most important parameters in EVOO quality) and other relevant parameters like oleacein, oleocanthal, peroxide value, K 232, K268. We review these documents every time and ensure that they meet our standards. The levels of oleacein and oleocanthal that are the polyphenols that mainly give EVOO its health benefits are consistently the last years much higher than the average. These documents are readily available. Feel free to ask for them via email or at our physical store.
Local
Unfortunately, there are no EVOO production in the Netherlands, but it does come from EU. Our extra virgin olive oil comes from the island of Crete in Greece, where there is an ancient tradition of making olive oil.
Our impact
The product arrives by land in large metal tins, that are upcycled either by us ( i.e. herb, flower pots) or by our partners. We order our product in large quantities to optimize shipping impact and offer it in bulk so you can buy as much or as little as you need eliminating waste and unnecessary packaging. The product is offered in glass bottles with a deposit (Statiegeld) system.
Organic
The product is certified organic by IRIS (GR-BIO-06).
Producer's impact
Our producers are all small batch olive tree growers in the region of Heraklion in Crete. They have been taking care of the land and the trees for generations and have a love and passion for olives. They collect the olives by hand themsleves and use organic farming techniques, which are much more sustainable than conventional, leading not only to higher quality olive oil but more environment friendly water and ground management.