Alive, Organic California Heritage Olive Oil 250ml. - Dry Farmed
OUT OF STOCK Extra Virgin Now in a 250ml. (8.45 fl. oz.) bottle!
California Heritage Olive Oil - It's High in Polyphenols.
Made from Mission olives, the only olive native to America. (All other olive oils are made from olives originating in Italy, Spain, the Middle East or North Africa.) This olive originated in California in times long past, coeval with the sabre-toothed tiger and the wooly mammoth.
This olive oil is rich in antioxidants. It has a high available polyphenol content : 495 ppm (parts per million) compared with 222 ppm for most extra virgin olive oils. It's stable shelf life exceeds over a year.
Created by Darro Grieco, award winning California family farmer. We invite you to rejoice in its robust, sharp flavor. Those in the know will understand how its pungency enhances the flavors of food. Darro and Olivia embue the soul of our Heritage Olive Oil with their enthusiasm, spirit and intentionality.
The free oleica fatty acidity of this oil is 0.14%, the international allowance is 0.8%, the California Olive Oil Council allows 0.5%. This means that we are offering an olive oil in its most pristine state - its benefits are coming to you with as few oxidants or free radicals as possible.
This extra virgin olive oil was awarded three gold medals by the California Olive Oil Council last year. It is created by Darro Grieco - award winning California family farmer, he is the true husbandman of his soil, plants and animals.
Anti-oxidants preserve the nutritional value of a food. Most people use a cheap olive oil for cooking. This is a mistake. By using an olive oil high in anti-oxidants, its nutritional value will be sustained even when heated. This oil is very low in free acidity i.e. “free radicals”.The low acidity of our olive oil enhances its stability and shelf life.Also olive oil increases “good” cholesterol and decreases “ bad” cholesterol.
This olive oil is made from Mission olives, an heirloom variety introduced to California over 250 years ago.
We invite you to rejoice in its robust,sharp flavor. Those in the know will understand how its pungency enhances the flavors of food. Mind you, its taste is different from the smooth and mild taste of the “Organic California Olive Oil” we’ve been selling for years. (The latter is made from heirloom Ascalone olives.)
This olive oil is alive; it is processed at a temperature that does not exceed 73-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
And, it is cold-pressed and unfiltered! It is made by grinding olives, pits and all into a paste. It goes to a malaxer where the paste is stirred slowly so that the small oil droplets condense and separate from the water. It then goes to decanter, a horizontal centrifuge, where the oil is separated from the water and husks. The oil then goes to a vertical centrifuge which further separates the oil from the remaining water.
Unfiltered - of course! We invite you to rejoice in its cloudiness of particulate matter which heightens its flavor.
Please store in a cool, dark cupboard.
Experience the taste of primordial California!
Perhaps its robust flavor and fragrant aroma will awaken in you a reverie of California of long, long ago!
Thanks very much for the response, you are always so kind and patient with my questions. I have liked all of the olive oil I have tried from Living Tree, but I have been particularly enjoying this California Heritage olive oil. Best regards. Shery
A while back I found your raw organic living tree olive oil, extra virgin, in a very small store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was amazed at the price but persevered and was so overwhelmed at the fantastic taste - just like spring. I can't find any other olive oil like it up here. It's worth every penny, and needs to be used in small amounts to savour the flavor. Yours sincerely, Jennifer Read
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