Olive Oil WHAT DOES “EXTRA VIRGIN” OLIVE OIL MEAN?
WHAT DOES “EXTRA VIRGIN” OLIVE OIL MEAN?
Extra virgin olive oil is considered superior to paler, more affordable virgin or refined versions of olive oils. Unlike virgin olive oil that often contains processed ingredients or chemicals, EVOO is made from pure, cold-pressed olives. Making EVOO is a time-consuming process that involves grinding olives into a paste and then pressing them to extract the oil. EVOO producers cannot just claim their products are “extra virgin.” They must be tested and certified by various agencies to meet standard chemical purity and sensory evaluation requirements to earn this high-quality label classification.Green Olive Company’s extra virgin olive oils meet or exceed Ultra Premium (UP) standards that encompass the strictest chemistry, freshness, storage, and transportation requirements. UP is a new category of olive oil reserved only for the very finest olive oils in the world with variables that are objectively measured, quantified, and certified by Veronica Foods Company.