Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The July 2010 UC, Davis report brought much attention to authenticity of olive oil labels using the term extra virgin. Also very interesting in that report on page 8 were the polyphenol levels of all of the 52 bottles tested. Probably because our orchard is dry farmed - without irrigation but rather relying on rains - our olives hold onto to their nutrients and our polyphenol levels are very high. The Olivia of Olives chart here shows lab report average levels of polyphenols for: olive oil, virgin olive oil, extra virgin olive oil from the samples that passed tests from the UC, Davis report and our 2010 lab tests. Looking Good!

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