Categories of Edible Olive Oils
Extra virgin olive oil
This is virgin olive oil produced only through natural and mechanical processes, with a perfect aroma and taste, with free acidity of no more than 0.8% and with other characteristics in accordance with those laid down in Community Regulation 2568/91.
Virgin olive oil
It is virgin olive oil that is, olive oil that has been produced only through natural and mechanical processes, with good organoleptic characteristics, with free acidity of no more than 2.0% and with other characteristics in accordance with those provided for in Regulation 2568/91 of the Community.
Olive oil is the mixture of refined olive oil and edible virgin olive oil with an acidity of no more than 1%. The refined olive oil is obtained through refining (neutralization, deodorization and discoloration) virgin olive oil.
Olive pomace oil
It is the mixture of refined pomace oil with edible virgin olive oil with an acidity of no more than 1%. Refined pomace oil is obtained through refining crude pomace oil.
Types of Edible Olive Oils
- Organic olive oil -Cold-pressed or unheated olive oil
- Raw olive oil with aromatic plants
- Olive oil of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
- Olive oil of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)
Organic olive oil
It comes from crops in which no chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers are used.
Cold-pressed or unheated olive oil
Produced by crushing the olive at a temperature of less than 270 °C.
- Classic olive press: first cold pressing
- Centrifugal mill: cold extraction
Derived from unripe olives
Its main characteristics are its rich fruity aroma and strong organoleptic characteristics, bitter and spicy.
Olive oil with aromatic plants
This is olive oil to which various aromatic plants have been added, which give it a special flavour.
PDO olive oil
Is olive oil with the particular organoleptic characteristics of the region in which it is produced.
PGI olive oil
Is the olive oil that bears the name of the region to which it owes its particular reputation and in which it is produced.