Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Flavor Your Life, A European Union Funded Campaign dedicated to spreading and educating the latest in olive oil industry news about all types of olive oil including Italian olive oil, discusses how the climatic conditions of olive trees can help distinguish the quality of olive oil.
There are many parameters used in distinguishing the quality of olive oil such as acidity and the method of harvest. Another main parameter is climatic conditions. Since olive oil is an agricultural product, this factor is a great influence.
Usually the harvests are around 11 months apart. The olive tree that produces the fruit or the olives, is greatly influenced depending on what the climate is like in between the months of harvest. Elements like humidity, frost and drought can make the difference between a good and bad harvest.
Harsh and unexpected climatic conditions are what affect the tree the most. In the spring time when the olives are already beginning to grow, a frost can severely hurt the tree and the crop. Hail storms in the summer are also a condition that can occur and determine whether or not the crop will result in a poor harvest of be lowering in quality.
The olive tree is considered to be a secular plant or a plant that lives very closely to the environment that it is planted in. This is the reason that the olive tree is so affected by unexpected climate changes. Even the smallest change can affect the value of the overall product.
Flavor Your Life, a campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.