Olive Oil FAQs

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If you’re interested in a premium quality olive oil you’ve probably got lots of questions – how do I identify it? What is Kalamata olive oil? Which olive oil is the best worldwide?

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Olive Oil is high in calories, indeed, but using it moderately it gives more benefits to health rather than harm to your body weight. In addition, good quality extra virgin olive oil is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and in cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fats which helps to balance your weight and tune up your wellness.

Read more Kalamata olive oil health benefits 

Because Olive Oil’s flavor may be desirable, particularly if the oil is of high quality. Every good quality olive oil has a balanced taste and aroma of fresh fruit.  It smells fresh and fruity.

Its great not only due to the unique taste but high-quality extra virgin olive oil is one of the world’s healthiest super-foods. Olive oils are full of antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats that are proven to help reduce and prevent heart and other diseases.

Always use pure, fresh, unfiltered and unrefined Extra Virgin Olive Oil for your salads, dressings and other cooking. Good quality extra virgin olive oil gives nice balanced flavor and lots of nutrition to your food.

If you can pick the origin of Olive Oil, the Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced in the Kalamata region is recognized as one of the best Olive Oils in the world. It is made from the ripe “Koroneiki” olives. They are small with high skin and flesh ration that contributes to the balanced flavor, high antioxidant content and green-golden color.

As well according to the American Heart Association, Olive Oil produced in the Mediterranean coast is one of the healthiest Olive Oils full of antioxidants and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Kalamata olive oil has one of the highest levels of oils nutrition facts: monounsaturated fatty acids of all oils, which may help lower your risk of heart and other diseases, and is also highly rich in fat-soluble vitamin K and vitamin E.

We will prepare Oliviada package in 2-3  business days and will ship it with a tracking number. You will receive the most nutritious and full of antioxidants 100% unfiltered, unblended, unrefined, first-cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced by Vangelis Greek family from your adopted olive tree grove located in Kalamata Region, in Greece. The delivery date depends on the destination country.

Mediterranean diet is a Lifestyle where all the menu focus is on eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Where the olive oil replaces butter and considered as a healthy fat. For the food seasoning use herbs and spices instead of salt. Limiting red meat (animal fat) to no more than a couple times per week. The Mediterranean diet has been tried and breathed for many centuries – it keeps longevity and healthiness among Mediterranean people  ?

More about it, please read here.

  • Europe: 5-10 business days
  • North America: 7-17 business days
  • Other countries: 7-17 business days
We will do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. We will provide a tracking number & will send updates on a regular basis.

A difference in Olive Oil price mainly depends on the olive oil quality and the production method used to extract the oils.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is more expensive to produce comparing cheaper regular Olive Oils.  When we speak about EVOO manufacturing, the costs are higher at each stage of production, from olive tree grove to bottle. It is the highest grade olive oil which is unrefined and unfiltered. Based on market standards, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is without defects of aroma or flavor.

Virgin Olive Oil is made using a similar oil extraction process (cold extraction) as Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is also an unrefined oil, meaning chemicals or heat are not used to extract oil from the fruit. Virgin Olive Oil is less expensive as it has slight defects in aroma or flavor and has to meet lower chemical standards.

Regular Olive Oil (or Simply or Pure Olive Oil) is much less expensive comparing extra virgin olive oil. This oil is typically a blend of virgin olive oil and refined olive oil (heat and/or chemicals are used in the process of extracting oil and removing flaws from the fruit). The taste of regular olive oil is light and mild.

We don’t accept olive oil returns or exchanges, but please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

We gladly accept cancellations if you request a cancellation before the package has been shipped.

Good quality olive oil does not have a strict expiration date and has a long shelf life since it is a natural food product. The best is to keep olive oil up to 1 year once opened.

As not to go rancid, olive oil should be kept in a cool dark place such as cupboard shelves, avoiding direct sun.  If olive oil was properly handled, sealed and stored in a cool dark place, our Kalamata extra virgin olive oil will be ‘good’ for two years from the date it was bottled.

 

 

Absolutely yes!  You can cook, heat, fry and you should use good quality extra virgin olive oil in your kitchen.

  • Several research studies confirmed that extra virgin olive oil is good for cooking. According to research studies, the cooked vegetables in extra virgin olive oil have significantly increased the overall level of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.
  • Extra virgin olive oil has three key criteria that make it a perfect cooking oil: it contains predominantly stable monounsaturated fatty acids, it has a low level of free fatty acids and it has a high level of protective antioxidants.
  • The smoke points of extra virgin olive oil range from about 190-220°C. The best quality oils, including our Oliviada Extra Virgin Olive Oil, come in at the higher end of the range.
  • Find out more about olive oil health benefitshttps://www.oliviadaolive.com/kalamata-olive-oil-health-benefits-greece/

Definitely! Especially if you follow the Mediterranean diet where all the focus is on eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts. It is highly recommended to replace butter with an olive oil considered as a healthy fat. A good quality olive oil has antioxidants, nutrition, and vitamins. More about health benefits read in our article here. 

Oliviada product buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may occur. We are not responsible for delays due to customs but will help to track the shipping and provide all information.