The oil that is obtained from a traditional olive tree of Mediterranean Basin is known as olive oil. It is usually extracted by pressing whole olives under several machines. It is a most common part of Mediterranean cuisine.
Olive oil depends in its extraction process. Different process calls for different varieties in the market. For example, one of the most common types of it is extra virgin where the oil simply comes out by crushing the fruit. It is free from any refining process and chemicals. In this oil oleic acidity level decides its grade, and it is comprised of less than one percent of extra virgin type giving it a perfect taste. Vitamin and nutrient content are also quite high in this variant making its popular worldwide.
The Greek olive oil is another name for extra virgin olive oil that is grown and harvested in the small Greek island of Crete. They are not only the third largest producer of olive oil but is also leading consumer in global forum.
You will also find pure olive oil in the market that is the perfect blend of refined and virgin type. Its Vitamin E content is substantially low than other types.
Lastly, the lowest grade is known as Pomace that is the part which remains after both water and oil are removed by centrifuging and pressuring process.
Types Available In Olive Oil
Apart from the types mentioned above of this oil, there are other major types available in the market like Lite and Virgin Olive oil from Greece, (BIO organic olive oil and conventional) Designation of Origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGI) olive oil, EVO olive oil from Greece. In the former one, oil contains in minute proportion and that is why it has light color and mild taste. While, in latter one, oil is extracted from first pressing with no chemical. However, it differs in acidity level that varies up to 3.3%.
The ancient Greeks used to smear olive oil on their bodies and hair as a matter of grooming and good health. Olive oil was used to anoint kings and athletes in ancient Greece. It was burnt in the sacred lamps of temples as well as being the "eternal flame" of the original Olympic Games. Victors in these games were crowned with its leaves. Olive farmers, olive oil and table-olive producers, members of the agro cooperatives, respect the environment by using the established from EU good practices. Our goal as representative and their goal as producers is to provide to the markets the best quality products – Greek Extra Virgin olive oil (BIO organic olive oil and conventional) Designation of Origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGI) olive oil, and olives. Olive oil produced from certified-organic olive plantations can be labelled as such, with Designation of Origin (PDO) and the protected geographical indication(PGI).
Benefits of Olive Oil
- One of the recent studies has shown that this oil contributes in preventing malignant melanoma or a dangerous type of skin cancer. Its rich antioxidant content brings all the benefits.
- The polyunsaturated fat content lowers depression risk when taken in light amount. It can be noted, as an emotional health benefit.
- People that are suffering from decrease in bone mass or osteoporosis can get effective results from olive oil supplement.
- It protects you from potential strokes and regulates better blood circulation in heart keeping it young.
- Risk of breast cancer is reduced potentially as olive oil is rich source of phytonutrient that mimics effect of ibuprofen and reduces inflammation.
Uses of Olive Oil
Olive oil has high nutrition value and is used in across vast industrial sectors like cooking, skin and cosmetics, soaps and pharmaceutical. In some instances, it is also used as a fuel in conventional oil lamps.
Global Demand of Greek Olive Oil
The global demand for Greek olive oil is upsurge from Asian and African countries as most of the exporters are from Greece, Spain and Italy. Australia and Bulgarian market is also contributing a substantial amount through production and export.
Leading Olive oil Exporter – S.N. Exports
We understand the importance of quality olives, and that is why we take some extra step in maintaining its specific quality with market standards. We also have specialized trucks in delivering the products to right contents.