Organic Olive Oil Producer Bellucci Premium Responds to Five Expert Tips to Determine Quality of Olive Oil

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Following an article by The Globe and Mail that shares tips on how to find the best olive oils, Bellucci Premium responds by sharing the importance of locating the harvest date on the olive oil bottle.

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On August 12, Bellucci Premium comments on five tips that are proven to help buyers identify the best quality olive oil available.

According to an August 6th article published by The Globe and Mail titled “Five expert tips for discerning high-quality olive oils,” there are many ways to find the best quality olive oil. Trisha LeVatte, the manager of an olive oil tasting room in Vancouver, explains the importance of finding a high quality olive oil in the article.

LeVatte shared these five steps that can be followed to identify top-quality olive oils:

  •     Dark Containers: It has been found that olive oils thrive in the dark. If UV light penetrates the bottle, the nutrient quality of the olive oil lowers drastically. When shopping for olive oil, be sure to purchase oil that is stored in a “dark or stainless steel” container. It is also important to store your olive oil in a dark and cool area.
  •     Chemical Analysis: Consumers should only buy olive oil bottles that provide a chemical breakdown. Knowledge of this will ensure that you know you are getting all of the health benefits. Keep in mind that the antioxidants in olive oil, known as polyphenols, are among the most important numbers to look at. According to the article, “for the polyphenol, which gives that tickle at the back of your throat, anywhere from 50 to 300 milligrams per kilogram is good.”
  •     Freshness: Companies often put expiration dates on olive oil bottles. However, you should look for the harvest date. Typically, olive oil should be consumed within 2 years of the harvest date. The fresher the olive oil is, the higher the polyphenol count. The difference between a harvest date and an expiration date is extremely important, says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager of Bellucci Premium. “In order to ensure that you are getting the freshest oil, always look for a harvest date. At Bellucci Premium, we include a harvest date and a traceability app so that you can find out where the olives in your bottle of olive oil were harvested from.”
  •     Taste: The taste of olive oils varies depending on where it is created. If possible, you should try to taste the olive oil you are purchasing before making the actual purchase. For example, Bellucci Premium offers three varieties of olive oil; Italian, Toscano and organic olive oil. Each of these flavors is blended together with a variety of olives to create a unique taste.
  •     Region: While the region is not the most important aspect, it is nice to know the origin of the product you are consuming. However, it doesn’t matter if the olives are from a large estate or a family farm.

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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