Arbequina California 100ML Sample
This mild intensity extra virgin olive oil produced from green Arbequina olives has natural flavoring.
Extra Virgin 3.38 fl oz (100ml)
Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil. By definition it must have some fruity flavor, zero defects, free fatty acid level below 0.8%, and be derived by cold extraction below 27°C ~ 80°F.
There are hundreds of olive tree varieties, each with its own distinct taste and aromas.
Intensity correlates to the amount of bitterness and/or pungency experienced when consuming an extra virgin olive oil. An olive oil with little bitterness that creates little to no sensation in the back of the throat is considered mild. A very bitter olive oil that causes a slight burning or spicy sensation in the mouth and throat is robust. We rate intensity between 5 values: Mild, Medium, Medium Robust, Robust and Extreme.
Polyphenols (mg/kg): 284mg
Polyphenols are antioxidant micronutrients found in plant-based foods. The phenolic concentration in olive oil depends on variables like the variety, ripeness at harvest, extraction methods, etc. Visit our Health Benefits page to learn more.
Acidity is one of the quality parameters set by the IOC for extra virgin olive oil. By definition extra virgin olive oil must have a free fatty acid level below 0.8%. Acidity CANNOT be detected by sensory analysis. This value is always determined by a laboratory.
Harvest Date: Fall 2022
As a fresh food product, properly stored olive oil should be consumed within 2 years from the time of harvest for best flavor. Harvest runs from October through January in Northern Hemisphere regions, and from April through July in Southern Hemisphere regions.
This mild fruity extra virgin olive oil is cold-extracted from Arbequina olives grown and harvested in California’s fertile Northern Central Valley. It combines fresh, grassy aromas with fruity flavors of banana and ripe stone fruits. Its mild bitterness and balanced pungency make it ideal with steamed vegetable, garden salads and poached fish and draws out the flavors of baked chocolate desserts.