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Types of Olive Oil

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The different grades of Olive Oil and associated standards are defined by the International Olive Council are: 

 1.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2.  Virgin Olive Oil
 3.  Refined Olive Oil
 4.  Ordinary Virgin Olive Oil
 5.  Virgin Olive Oil Not Fit For Consumption
 6.  Olive Pomace Oil


1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
This is the best Olive Oil and the only type we produce.

Virgin olive oil which has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams, and the other characteristics of which correspond to those fixed for this category in the IOC standard.

2. Virgin Olive Oil
Virgin olive oil which has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 2 grams per 100 grams and the other characteristics of which correspond to those fixed for this category in the IOC standard.

3. Refined Olive Oil
Refined olive oil is the olive oil obtained from virgin olive oils by refining methods which do not lead to alterations in the initial glyceridic structure.It has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 0.3 grams per 100 grams and its other characteristics correspond to those fixed for this category in the IOC standard. This designation may only be sold direct to the consumer if permitted in the country of retail sale.

4. Ordinary Virgin Olive Oil
Olive pomace oil is the oil obtained by treating olive pomace with solvents or other physical treatments, to the exclusion of oils obtained by re esterification processes and of any mixture with oils of other kinds.

5. Virgin Olive Oil Not Fit For Consumption
Virgin olive oil not fit for consumption as it is, designated lampante virgin olive oil, is virgin olive oil which has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of more than 3.3 grams per 100 grams and/or the organoleptic characteristics and other characteristics of which correspond to those fixed for this category in the IOC standard. It is intended for refining or for technical use.

6. Olive – Pomace Oil
Olive pomace oil is the oil obtained by treating olive pomace with solvents or other physical treatments, to the exclusion of oils obtained by re esterification processes and of any mixture with oils of other kinds.

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