Italian Olive Oil Producer Bellucci Premium Explains the Differences Between the Four Major Types of Olive Oil

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Bellucci Premium comments on the importance of purchasing extra virgin olive oil following an article that shares the difference between the four major types of olive oil.

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Bellucci Premium comments on the differences between the four main types of olive oil and explains the importance of knowing what type of oil you are purchasing.

According to the Living Green Magazine article published on November 7th titled “The Difference Between Different Olive Oils–For Salads and Cooking,” the price of olive oil is partly dependent on its quality. It’s important for consumers to understand the difference in quality between various types of olive oil.

The article explains the difference between these four types of olive oil:

  •     Extra virgin olive oil: This is the highest quality of olive oil that you can purchase. It is extracted by a method called cold pressing, which means that the oil was pressed out of the olive – not heated past a certain temperature. It also provides the highest level of health benefits among olive oils, and contains antioxidants and monounsaturated fats.
  •     Virgin olive oil: This oil is made from using more mature olives. It has an acidity of around 2%.
  •     Pure olive oil: This oil is a mixture of pure virgin olive oil and pomace oil. Pomace oil is made from the second squeezing of the olives.
  •     Light olive oil: This oil is light in flavor, but it contains the same amount of calories as any other olive oil. You will get less of an olive taste when you use this product.

“When choosing an olive oil, it is always important to understand what you are purchasing,” says Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium. “Always choose an extra virgin olive oil. Although it may be higher in price, the quality, health benefits and flavor are worth it. The antioxidants found in extra virgin olive oil cannot be found in cheaper oils such as ‘light’ olive oil. The taste also cannot be compared.”

Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.

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