Mie Radici Nocellara "Organic Reserve" Olive Oil (500 ml bottle)
This Organic Reserve is an exceptional Olive Oil from western Sicily. It is produced to the European ‘Biological’ Standards as an Organic and "all natural" product . Among other things this standard tests for No Pesticide or Chemicals used for a minimum of 3 years.
Handpicked and processed with high quality modern equipment it has the qualities of both the old and new world. Processing within 12 hours of harvest enhances its deep green color with yellow highlights and holds the finely aromatic flavor. The bouquet is of medium density with hints of freshly harvested tomatoes and fresh vegetables. It has a penetrating fruit taste and it is finely aromatic. The olives are grown in the Agrigento region of Sicily by a member of the Mie Radici family who owns an orchard and by other small producers in the area. With the first taste, you will notice Mie Radici olive oil offers an array of flavors and freshness uncommon among grocery store brands. We guarantee it is pure 100% Sicilian olive oil from olives grown in the Region of Agrigento Sicily.
Choosing the perfect olive oil can be difficult, akin to selecting a wine. With so many options and flavors how does one know how to select the perfect olive oil? Well, for the most part, it is a matter of preference and taste. However there are some key factors that play a role in determining the quality of olive oil. For starters, it is important to look for "Cold-Pressed" on the bottle. This means that no heat or chemicals were used in the extraction process. Adding heat to the olives during extraction causes the oil to lose nutrients. Oil labeled “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” (EVOO) is the next thing to look for. It is the purest form of olive oil and as a result, it is the most sought after as well.
EVOO is also the healthiest type of "fat" that you can consume. See (www.healthline.com/nutrition/extra-virgin-olive-oil) to read more about the health benefits of EVOO. Those benefits are real, but sometimes the "olive oil" is not. Both Consumer Reports and the University of California at Davis have tested olive oils typically found in grocery stores and restaurants, and both studies found that about 60% of the oils labeled "Extra Virgin Olive Oil" were in fact not 100% EVOO, including "olive oils" that had lower-cost soy or canola oil added to them.
Not all olive oils, even those labeled as "100% olive oil" and "Product of Italy" are the same, as under Italian law if you do anything to the oil in Italy it can be labeled as a product of Italy. That means some producers import cheap olive oil from Libya and other low-cost countries and simply bottle it in Italy, making it a "Product of Italy".
Mie Radici is passionate about what they do and are focused on only bringing you quality Sicilian EVOO. The olives are carefully selected and immediately taken to a state of the art mill to be cold-pressed. We guarantee that this olive oil is never cut with a “lesser” oil. Only Nocellara olives located in the Agrigento region of Sicily are used and Cold-Pressed to ensure the product we provide is always a quality one. The large, green Nocellara olive is also prized as a table olive and has a characteristically mild, buttery flavor. Our current bottles of Organic Reserve were pressed and bottled on 11/10/16 and should be consumed by 11/10/18.
We hope that you enjoy our Mie Radici EVOO as much as we do.