How to choose your Olive Oil
Choosing a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be a daunting task, given the wide variety of options available in the market. Here are some tips to help you choose a high-quality EVOO:
- Look for "Extra Virgin" on the label: Extra Virgin is the highest grade of olive oil and is made from pure, cold-pressed olives. It has no more than 0.80% acidity, is free of defects, and has a fruity taste.
- Check the date: Look for a harvest or bottling date on the label. Olive oil is best consumed within two years of the harvest date. Avoid oils that are close to or past their expiration date.
- Look for dark glass bottles: Light can break down the beneficial compounds in olive oil, so it's best to choose a bottle that is opaque or made of dark glass to protect the oil from light.
- Read the label: Look for information about the origin of the olives, the producer, and the method of extraction. A good EVOO should be produced by a reputable producer and use the cold-press extraction method.
- Taste the oil: If possible, try the oil before you buy it. A good EVOO should have a fruity, slightly bitter taste, and a peppery finish.
- Price: High-quality EVOO can be expensive, so be prepared to spend a bit more for a good one. An inexpensive olive oil is inexpensive for a reason. Read: Exploring the factors behind the premium price of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
By following these tips, you can increase your chances of choosing a high-quality EVOO that will provide all the health benefits and delicious taste that olive oil is famous for.
Another tip: buy Piro! Our EVOO is an international award winner and guarantees purity, freshness and the highest polyphenol content on the market.
79% oleic acid
Amount per serving
Vitamin E 4mg
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 2g
Trans fat 0g 0g
Serving size: 1 tsp