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We Combine Old World Wisdom with New World Technology to Create a Superior, Award Winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rich in Polyphenols & Flavor!
1. Hand Selected Olives
Creating the perfect ice pressed® olive oil starts with the perfect olive. Our olives are carefully handpicked at their peak of perfection during the early harvest when nutrients are most dense in the fruit.
2. Pick & Press Same Day
Picking and pressing our olives on the same day is important for making high-quality olive oil for the following reasons: (1) Freshness: Olives deteriorate quickly after harvesting, affecting the flavor and quality of the oil. Same day pressing captures the freshest flavors. (2) Acidity Levels: Acidity increases as olives age, impacting taste and oil composition. Immediate pressing minimizes acidity for superior extra virgin olive oil. (3) Antioxidant Content: Olives contain antioxidants that degrade over time. Pressing on the same day preserves valuable antioxidants in the oil. (4) Shelf Life: Prompt pressing reduces exposure to oxygen, extending the shelf life of the oil and preventing rancidity. (5) Pressing olives on the same day ensures optimal taste, quality, and health benefits in the resulting olive oil.
3. Pressed 20x-30x Colder
Unlike traditional cold pressed olive oil, our olives are not exposed to heat during production. Our unique process presses the olives so cold that you can actually feel the difference on the maxilation tank between our ice pressed® and cold pressed olive oil.
4. Certified Organic, RAW & CLEAN
We take organic farming (or as our ancestors called it "farming") seriously! Our oil is USDA certified organic and Certified RAW and CLEAN.
Why Ice Pressed?
Pressing olives at a lower temperature, is considered better for making olive oil because it helps preserve the oil's quality, flavor, and nutritional profile. Here are a few reasons why:
Pressing olives at low temperatures minimizes the oxidation of the olives, preserving the delicate flavors and aromas inherent in the fruit. The lower temperature helps retain the natural fruitiness and complexity of the olives, resulting in a more flavorful oil.
Olive oil contains various beneficial compounds, including vitamins, antioxidants,and polyphenols. Pressing at low temperatures helps retain these nutrients since the process involves minimal heat exposure, which can degrade or destroy them!
Pressing colder generally produces olive oil with lower acidity levels. Acidity is an important factor in determining the quality and classification of olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil, which is highly prized for its superior taste and health benefits, must have an acidity level below a certain threshold.
Antioxidants play a crucial role in protecting the body against free radicals, which can cause cellular damage. Cold-pressing helps preserve the natural antioxidants present in olives, such as tocopherols and phenolic compounds, ensuring that they are retained in the resulting oil.
Olive oil pressed at lower temperatures tends to have better stability and a longer shelf life. Heat exposure during the extraction process can accelerate the degradation of the oil, leading to rancidity and diminished quality
There are Many Ways to Enjoy Ice Pressed® Olive Oil
FAQ ABOUT OLIVE OIL
What does EVOO mean?
EVOO stands for Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is a term commonly used in the culinary world and was popularized by Celebrity TV Cook, Rachel Ray.
Is olive oil healthy?
Yes, olive oil is generally considered to be a healthy oil. It is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, which is widely recognized for its health benefits.
What are the different types of olive oil?
There are several types of olive oil, including:
- Extra virgin olive oil: The highest quality and most flavorful oil, extracted from the first pressing of the olives.
- Virgin olive oil: Slightly lower quality than extra virgin, but still obtained through mechanical pressing without the use of chemicals.
- Olive oil (or pure olive oil): A blend of virgin and refined oils, with a milder taste.
- Light olive oil: Not lower in calories or fat, but lighter in flavor and color due to refined processing.
How should olive oil be stored?
To preserve the quality of olive oil, it should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Exposure to light, heat, and air can lead to oxidation and a decline in flavor and nutritional value. Keep the bottle tightly sealed when not in use.
Is olive oil suitable for a ketogenic (keto) diet?
Olive oil is considered keto-friendly due to its high fat content and low carbohydrate content. It can be used as a source of healthy fats in ketogenic diets. However, it is important to consume olive oil in moderation to maintain proper macronutrient balance.
How can I tell if olive oil has gone bad?
Olive oil can go rancid over time. Signs of spoiled olive oil include a rancid or unpleasant smell, a bitter or sour taste, or a cloudy appearance. If your olive oil exhibits any of these characteristics, it is advisable to discard it and obtain a fresh bottle.
How is ice pressed olive oil different from regular olive oil.
Ice pressed olive oil differs from regular olive oil primarily in the extraction process. Traditional olive oil extraction methods involve the use of heat, which can alter the flavors and degrade the nutritional value of the oil. Ice pressing maintains the integrity of the olives and results in a smoother, fruitier taste and higher antioxidant content.
Can ice pressed olive oil be used for cooking?
Yes, ice pressed olive oil is suitable for cooking. It has a high smoke point, which means it can withstand high temperatures without breaking down or producing harmful compounds. It is ideal for sautéing, stir-frying, roasting, and baking. Additionally, its flavorful profile makes it a great choice for drizzling over salads, vegetables, and other dishes.
Is ice pressed olive oil suitable for individuals with dietary restrictions?
Ice pressed olive oil is generally suitable for various dietary needs. It is naturally gluten-free, making it safe for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. It is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans. However, it is always advisable to check the product labels or consult with the manufacturer to ensure it aligns with specific dietary requirements.
How should ice pressed olive oil be stored?
To maintain the quality of ice pressed olive oil, it is recommended to store it in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Exposure to light, heat, and air can accelerate oxidation and affect the flavor and nutritional value of the oil. Seal the bottle tightly after each use to minimize contact with air.
Does ice pressed olive oil solidify in colder temperatures?
Since ice pressed olive oil is extracted using low temperatures, it may exhibit some degree of solidification or cloudiness when stored in colder environments. However, this is a natural occurrence and does not indicate any quality issues. The oil will regain its normal consistency when brought back to room temperature.
Is ice pressed olive oil more expensive than regular olive oil?
Ice pressed olive oil tends to be pricier than regular olive oil due to its unique extraction process and the limited availability of ice pressing facilities. The artisanal nature of its production and the higher quality associated with cold pressing contribute to its higher price point.
What are polyphenols in olive oil?
Polyphenols are special things found in olive oil. They make it taste bitter and smell good. They also help keep us healthy. Some important polyphenols in olive oil are oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and oleocanthal. These polyphenols protect our bodies from getting sick and help our hearts stay strong. The more polyphenols in the olive oil, the better it is for us.
What is the difference between antioxidants and polyphenols in olive oil?
Polyphenols and antioxidants are special things found in olive oil that can help keep us healthy. Polyphenols are natural compounds in plants like olives. They make olive oil taste and smell good, and they also protect our cells from getting damaged. Antioxidants are like superheroes that fight against harmful molecules called free radicals. Olive oil has both polyphenols and other antioxidants, like vitamin E and carotenoids, which work together to keep us strong and healthy. So when we eat olive oil, we get the benefits of these special compounds that help our bodies stay in good shape.