How to choose your Olive Oil

Choosing a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 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:

  1. 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 0.8% acidity, is free of defects, and has a fruity taste.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Price: High-quality EVOO can be expensive, so be prepared to spend a bit more for a good one. Avoid cheap oils that are likely to be adulterated with other oils.

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!

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