Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Rare & Special Reserve - Limited Harvest Ultra HPOO
Country / Region: Greece / Messinia
Description: The well-known Kalamata Olive of Greece is presented here in an extremely rare pressing of fresh, high-phenolic olive oil. This early harvest Kalamata extra virgin olive oil contains a staggering high total phenol content of 638.2 ppm! Scoring very high in fruitiness and with a desirable pungency, it is highly astringent with notes of arugula, green tea and floral hints of citrus blossom. It displays excellent chemical composition which equates to a healthier, more durable EVOO! The combination of picking the fruit at an extremely low green maturity index (early harvest) and minimal processing resulted in the high phenol content and extraordinarily high and healthful Oleocanthal properties of 396.8 ppm** - one of the highest we have ever seen! Extremely limited quantity - Ultra High Phenolic Olive Oil.
**Last year this antioxidant powerhouse tied for 1st place overall in the Worlds Healthiest Olive Oil Competition and took 1st place in the Oleocanthal Category! (NMR phenols* = 1,919 of which Oleocanthal is 1,462 - a staggering 76% of the total phenolic count).
Additional Comments: The levels of oleocanthal and oleacein are higher than the average values (135 and 105 mg/Kg respectively) of the samples included in the international study performed at the University of California, Davis. The daily consumption of 20 g of the analyzed olive oil provides 38,39mg of hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol or their derivatives. Olive oils that contain >5 mg per 20 gr belong to the category of oils that protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress according to the Regulation 432/2012 of the European Union.
It should be noted that oleocanthal and oleacein present important biological activity and they have been related with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective and neuroprotective activity.
Tasting Profile / Serving Suggestions: A full flavoured olive oil scoring very high in fruitiness & with a desirable pungency, it conveys intense pepper on the finish and is highly astringent with notes of arugula, green tea and floral hints of citrus blossom. An exceptional condiment / nutraceutical for those who seek the best olive oils, with the best chemistry, and are serious in their approach with phenolic content in oils for their health.
Chemical Analysis at time of crush:
|Free Fatty Acids (FFA):
||638.2 mg caffeic acid/kg
|Harvest / Crush Date:
||2022 / October
*Understanding the numbers: HPLC vs NMR:
BIOphenol (Total Phenolic Content or TPC) count of 638.2 ppm is a result of the HPLC method (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) which is the ONLY officially recognized method by the IOC. The same oils will produce higher results when tested using the NMR method (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). By this method (NMR), our Kalamata Reserve olive oil registers a TPC (total phenol content) of 1919 ppm.
Non GMO Project Verified
Packaging: Elegantly presented in a dark glass bottle to help prevent exposure to harmful UV light.
NOTE: We bottle only upon receipt of your online order, or in front of you in-store.