Acidity Level – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive fruit is one of the most beneficial natural crops because of its essential advantages for human health.

However, how can we evaluate the quality of the olive oil?

One of the most important factors that can help us recognize a “good” olive oil is the acidity level or free fatty acidity per 100 grams. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the most premium and qualitative type of olive oil. Amongst other types, its acidity level should be less than 0.8%, according to the international standards for olive oil.

“The lower the acidity level is, the more premium the olive oil will be”

Some of the key factors that affect the quality of the olive oil are:

Time between harvesting and extraction
Condition of the olive fruit (if the fruit has been bruised or damaged during harvesting the produced olive oil will be of low quality/high acidity)
Fungal diseases
Weather conditions
Extraction and storing methods.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from healthy and not bruised olives, extracted by a cold press process under all the proper conditions, normally has pretty low acidity under 0.5%.

So keep that in mind in order to enjoy all the benefits that only Extra Virgin Olive Oil can offer in your health!

Amphora in Ancient Greece

Amphoreus or Amfiphoreus arose from the Greek compound word amphi (“on both sides”) and phoreus (“carrier”).

The amphoras were initially invented in Ancient Greece and were mainly used for the transportation and storage of various products such as wine, olive oil, olives, water, cereals and fish.

In their overwhelming majority, amphoras were ceramic. However, there were a small minority in metal, stone or glass.

Regarding size, in ancient Greece people were most commonly use medium size to half the height of a human amphoras, able to be carried by one or more people.

Another special and important feature of the ancient Greek Amphoras was the paintings or scenes depicted on the external part of the container. These scenes were usually inspired by the Greek nature, Gods of Olympus, culture or even battles.

Hundreds years later, KORVEL Ltd., appreciating the utility and uniqueness of these containers, gathered the most Premium Greek Olive Oil, Herbs & Spices creating a more contemporary Amphora bottle.

Tradition, Excellence & Taste sealed in one Amphora!