Olive oil has been revered for centuries as a healthy culinary oil containing heart-healthy beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids known as MUFAs.
Ice Pressed™ & Raw: A True Innovation In Olive Oil Production
The terms cold-pressed or cold-processsed mean various things. There is no official designation to determine exactly how “cold” the temperature should be in cold-pressing. Cold-processing is a loose definition that can result in varying interpretations and of course varying temperatures. The lower the temperature, the better the olive oil for there is the least amount of degradation of antioxidants and a better representation of fatty acids. Even with most cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oils however, cold-pressed is often not what it appears to be. Organic Traditions Ice Pressed™ Raw Olive Oil is truly an innovation in olive oil production. The olives have been ice-pressed using ice. This unique process is 20-30 times colder than “cold-pressed” olive oils. The result is a dramatically different olive oil, both from a taste and nutritional standpoint. By keeping the olives in their raw, original state by using this unique ice-pressed™ method, the perfect acidity is achieved and beneficial antioxidants remain intact. With a higher concentration of polyphenols, the end result is a truly therapeutic, culinary grade raw, extra-virgin olive oil with the most delicious full-bodied taste.
Early-Harvested Koroneiki Olives
So many factors influence the quality of the olives and thereby the resulting quality of the final olive oil. Geographical location, farming methods, time of harvest and of course every stage of the processing are all elements that come into play when creating the world’s most premium olive oil. The olive groves are located in Soulinari, a pristine village in the Peloponnesian region of Greece, just miles away from the famous birthplace of the Koroneiki olive variety. At an altitude of 300m above sea level, the soil conditions are optimal for growing the most beautiful, luscious olives.
An Artisanal Process
The olive groves are cultivated on a family estate and are Certified Organic. Environmental sustainability and eco-responsibility inform every step of the process. Early harvested olives are hand-picked and ice-pressed within 12 hours of harvest time ensuring the highest concentration of antioxidants possible. This family-run estate is proud to bridge an old-world, slow-food approach to olive cultivation with the brilliant innovation of ice-pressing.
The Perfect Acidity
The perfect acidity plays a huge role in determining the perfect olive oil. Acidity in terms of olive oil is a term that goes hand in hand with the type processing involved. It does not refer to the chemical acidity or pH, but rather to the percentage of free fatty acids, which reflects the true quality of an olive oil as the triglyceride bonds get broken apart. Organic Traditions Ice Pressed™, Raw Olive Oil has a perfect acidity. Many factors are involved in determining the overall acidity of an oil, such as the originating raw olives, the harvest time and the pressing method.
Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts and Cashews). The facility is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut free.
Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Key Features and Benefits
• Certified Organic, Truly Raw, Kosher, Extra-Virgin, Artisanal, Early-Harvested, Un-Filtered
• Hand-picked and harvested within 12 hours of harvest time
• Ice Pressed means up to 20-30 times colder than cold pressed olive oils
• Certified Organic Koroneiki Olives
• High concentration of polyphenols
• Contains healthy MUFAs
• Delicious, full bodied, fruity taste
Olive oil has a low smoke point and so it is best not to apply high heat to the oil so as not to degrade the delicate fats. Use Organic Traditions Ice Pressed™ Raw Olive Oil on salads, raw or steamed vegetables, side dishes, in dips and on any other finished recipe. Add 1-2 tablespoons to any superfood smoothie or enjoy as is right off the spoon. This oil also makes for an incredible skin beauty treatment and serum, as an oil face wash, hair and scalp mask and massage oil.
Certified Organic Ice Pressed™ Raw Olive Oil (Olea europaea)