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City Olive Insights 2018-09-19T11:20:45+00:00

WHAT IS ESTATE BOTTLED OLIVE OIL?

Simply put, it’s olive oil that has been grown, harvested, and bottled at the source, ensuring the highest possible quality–no dilution or long trips to bottlers here! We’ve built close relationships with our farmers so that we can track the production process from tree to bottle, bringing you the best of the best extra virgin olive oil.

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HOW IS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL MADE?

To make high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you’ve got to keep things simple. Minimally processed, these olives aren’t subjected to heat or chemical based extraction processes—they’re simply mechanically pressed to separate the liquid from the fruit and immediately sealed in opaque bottles to protect from heat, light, and air. This process leaves the oil pure and unrefined, resulting in a healthy, gourmet, and highly flavorful extra virgin olive oil.

Because the oil contains zero preservatives, it should generally be used within two months of opening.

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OLIVE OIL HEALTH BENEFITS

Eat well to live well. 

With its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and high levels of healthy monounsaturated fat, there’s much to be said about the benefits of olive oil–and the Mediterranean diet in general! Some of the possible health benefits include lowering the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Type-2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, bone density loss and more… But don’t just take my word for it. Peruse the following links to learn more.

WHERE ARE THE BEST OLIVE OILS FROM?

The best olive oil comes from the best olive farmers and producers, and our’s are an international bunch.

Hailing from Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Morocco, Chile, Portugal, Croatia, South America, South Africa and sunny California, the key is in farmers and producers who care about the quality of their product. Just like wine, every olive growing region imparts its particular nuances—come discover your favorite!

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