Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2019 Harvest
The California Chardonnay of the Olive Oil Industry
Olive - Arbequina
Flavor & Aroma - Fruity, fresh, ripe olive with rich red apple, buttery almond and green artichoke.
Growing Region: Northern California (Sacramento Valley)
Harvest Date: November 2019 by mechanical harvesting
Polyphenol (antioxidant) count: 118 gallic eq mg/kg
Free Fatty Acid (FFA): 0.23 % oleic
Peroxide Value (PV): 4.60 meq O2/Kg
UV Absorbance (K232): 1.692
UV Absorbance (K270): 0.112
UV Absorbance (Delta K): -0.002
Avg. Yield: 37 gallons/ton
Certified 100% EVOO by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC)
EVOO is a superfood, high in polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that attack bad "free radicals" in our bodies, ultimately helping us live longer. EVOO's high in polyphenols have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits when consumed regularly.
Arbequina (the most widely planted olive in California, specifically for olive oil). This is a Spanish varietal, smaller in size with a very good pit to meat ratio. The oil yield for this olive is higher than most, typically around 40-42 gallons/ton. Most plantings in CA are grown in Super High Density (SH) hedge rows, where there are nearly 700 trees per acre, and they are mechanically harvested with "over the row" harvesters like trellised grapes. Typical plantings are 12 feet between the rows, and trees are planted 6ft apart. They are fast growing and fast yielding trees. Typically yielding fruit in year 2, and harvestable in year 3.
Flavor & Aroma - Fruity, fresh, ripe olive with rich red apple, buttery almond and green artichoke. Many say there are delicate rich flavors of green hay, which we believe to come from it's "milder" flavor. Because it's so widely planted, we call it the "Chardonnay" of the California Olive Oil Industry, making it a great entry-level California EVOO, and one you can use every day, in all applications with it's mild smooth flavor.