Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Rare & Special Reserve - Limited Harvest 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 contains a staggering high total phenol content of 652.1 ppm! Scoring very high in fruitiness & with a desirable pungency, it is highly astringent, with notes of arugula, green tea, apple peel and rose petal. 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 453.2 ppm** - one of the highest we have ever seen! Extremely limited quantity - High Phenolic Olive Oil.
**Last year this antioxidant powerhouse took 1st place overall in the World's Healthiest Olive Oil Competition and 1st place in the Oleocanthal Category! (Note that last year's Oleacanthal count was 292ppm in comparison to this year's 453.2ppm).
Tasting Profile / Serving Suggestions: A full flavoured olive oil scoring very high in fruitiness & with a desirable pungency, it is highly astringent, with notes of arugula, green tea, apple peel and rose petal. An exceptional condiment 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):
||652.1 mg caffeic acid/kg
|Harvest / Crush Date:
||2021 / October
*Understanding the numbers: HPLC vs NMR:
BIOphenol (Total Phenolic Content or TPC) count of 652.1 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 1171 ppm.
Non GMO Project Verified
Size: 200ml / 375ml / 750ml
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.