Koroneiki Crete 100ML Sample
Koroneiki extra virgin olive oil from the island of Crete, Greece.
Extra Virgin 100ml (3.38 oz)
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): 391mg
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 2021
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 extra virgin olive oil is cold-extracted from 100% Koroneiki olives produced by small family-owned farms in the hills of Western Crete. It is characterized by its intense fruitiness of green apple, artichoke and freshly cut grass with a mild peppery finish. It is perfect for garden tomato salads, fish soups, legumes and goat cheeses and is an ideal oil for shallow-frying and baking.