Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best that nature can offer with the least human intervention.
It is a product of first cold pressing of olives without any treatment other than filtration. Distinct for its supreme aroma and its excellent taste, it can ideally be used with any kind of food.
75% of the total olive oil production in Greece is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In Spain and Italy, traditional olive oil producers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil constitutes respectively 30% and 50% of their total olive oil production.
A basic qualitative feature of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is its acidity, which cannot be higher than 0,8%. Based on this feature olive oil can be categorized. However, there are some additional properties like flavor, scent and color, which are equally important and can affect the quality of the olive oil. Greece offers ideal climatic conditions for the cultivation of olive trees. The olive trees benefit from the long sunny days during the course of the entire year and the sea breeze that surrounds most of the olive oil producing regions.
The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil have been confirmed by both modern and ancient scientists.
Some of the exclusive health benefits pertain to the cardiovascular system are the beneficial attributes for the cardiovascular system, the protection against many types of cancer and the low level retention of cholesterol.
Hellenic Fine Oils provides a wide range of Extra Virgin Olive oil products. These products are supplied to the market in elegant packaging from 0,25 liters to 5 liters.
Hellenic Fine Oils was the first company in Greece to implement the glass bottle packaging, which preserves olive oil in a safe and hygienic way.