With so many extra virgin olive oil options on the market, finding the right one for your culinary adventures can be a tricky journey. Let's explore the key factors to consider when selecting the ideal olive oil for your needs.
Extra Virgin vs. Virgin: Understand the difference between extra virgin and virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the highest quality and is made from pure, cold-pressed olives with no chemical treatments. Virgin olive oil has lower quality standards. If you want the best flavor and health benefits, choose EVOO for drizzling and finishing dishes.
Origin Matters: At Olivo Amgio, our olive oil derives from Spain. The region where olives are grown greatly influences the flavor. The Spanish Mediterranean is renowned for their olive oils. Our olive oils are created on a sustainable family farm in Jaen, Spain. When choosing an olive oil, you want to make sure the olive oil you are selecting is single-origin - meaning it is created from olives grown and harvested in the same place.
Harvest Date: Look for the harvest date on the bottle. Fresher is better. Olive oil is at its peak within the first 12-18 months after pressing. Avoid oils with no harvest date. Also keep in mind that the bottled date is not the same thing as a harvest date. Olive oils can be bottled months, or even years, later so it is important to select an olive oil that has the harvest date on the bottle.
Packaging: Choose olive oil stored in completely opaque bottles. Light can degrade the quality of the oil over time, so it's best to protect it from UV rays.
Price Isn't Everything: Quality olive oil is an investment for your culinary creations. Cheaper olive oils do not provide the same flavor or health benefits and are often older and blended olive oils. Some cheap olive oils are even blended with other types of oils.
At Olivo Amigo, we are committed to providing you with the finest olive oils, sourced from the best family farms in Jaen, Spain. Our olive oil is created with time, patience, and love. Explore our selection and embark on a journey of flavor exploration.