Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Unfiltered - 500ml
Alecos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the product of first cold pressing of organic unblended Koroneiki olives. Koroneiki olives are native to Messinia, Greece, they thrive in coastal, mountainous areas, and famously have a fantastically low acidity.
Aleco olive oil has an average acidity of just 0.3% though the most recent harvest was just 0.2%.
This is a fantastically natural extra virgin olive oil, without any of the blending so prevalent in the international olive oil industry.
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Our intention is to support small-scale village producers, whose way of life is otherwise coming under threat with ruthless competition from international large scale industrialised production, and to work together to share a real olive oil at a reasonable price, exposing how an ethically-produced Greek extra virgin olive oil can - and should - taste.
Alecos Organic is the fruit of a small network of very small-scale organic farmers from Messinia, in the Western Peloponnese region of Greece. The oil they work with is pretty much the same thing the ancient Greeks would have consumed. The process of picking and pressing is also essentially the same; they harvest the olives by hand, press the olives within a day of being picked, use cold water to process the olives, so absolutely no degradation happens to the fruit, and the truly cold pressed result is as fresh as possible; the oil speaks for itself once you taste it.
Unlike the vast majority of olive oils, this is completely unblended, meaning that the olives themselves are a single variety (koroneiki). They pride themselves on working with their friends, producing olive oil which tastes as good as that of their childhood....pure cold-pressed extra virgin liquid gold... and you can taste the difference!
They produce organic because they believe in farming sustainably, using no pesticides or artificial fertilisers, maintaining wildlife habitats around the groves, harvesting rainwater, recycling, composting and always reusing. Their olive grove is their home, and they love living there. It makes no sense to treat the land with anything but respect and gratitude.
With this oil they want to share the fruits of their labour at a realistic price, without too much fuss and fancy packaging; theyre keen to create a network of small businesses who think similarly about food and its relation to our health and the environment, in order to share their oil with people who think that sustainably-minded farming, and health-conscious living should be the norm!