Our oil is a selection of the highest quality fruits and is suitable for high culinary pleasures
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OUR TREATMENT OF BIOLOGICAL OLIVE
The costs of organic cultivation of the underground olive grove by manual harvesting, immediate processing of undamaged fruit and monitoring of optimal ripeness are at the highest level. With large quantities of olives, it is difficult to maintain top quality, as olives must be harvested mechanically, harvested fruits are transported in trucks, stored in piles, where mechanical damage and oxidation of the fruits occur.
Our organic production and processing of olives is based on manual harvesting and fast processing of olives. A maximum of a few hours elapse between harvesting and processing. Our fruits must not be mechanically damaged or attacked by e.g. olive flies or other pests. These are eliminated during harvesting.
When processed in a torkla, the olives are ground and mechanically squeezed into olive must, forming a by-product of olive pomace. The oil must then be extracted by centrifugation. The oil thus obtained, which is a selection of the highest quality fruits, is suitable for culinary pleasures immediately after processing. We do not refine our oils, as this would lose almost all the biologically important substances that have been hard-earned in the fruit.
Oil storage also plays a very important role. The oil must be stored at a temperature of 14°C to 20°C. Olive oil is also very sensitive to oxidation by UV light, so it is better to keep it in suitable packaging e.g. dark stainless steel bottles or containers. The oil is sensitive to oxidation when in contact with air, so consumers are advised to buy smaller, consumption-friendly packaging. Our food and nutrition engineer devotes a lot of details to production, processing and, of course, storage.
Unfortunately, in stores we often find oils labeled “olive oil” or even “extra virgin olive oil” at very low prices. The price itself tells us that it is impossible to produce a quality liter of oil below the price of €20. For comparison only, a maximum of 1.5l of olive oil is obtained from 100 kg of olives. And this with varieties that are very oily. There are many counterfeits on the market that are obtained from the by-product of olive pomace. These fakes are made from olive pomace to which they add cheaper oils and sell it for olive oil. A market research conducted by our engineer showed that there are at least 70% of such oils on the shelves of various stores.