Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Organic olive oil producer Bellucci Premium responds to an article discussing the trends of organic olive oil over the past few years and its growing popularity in the larger olive oil market.
According to an article published by Olive Oil Times on January 21st titled “Trends in Organic Olive Oil Trade Now Being Tracked,” the Intentional Olive Council (IOC) reported that organic olive oil consists of at least one tenth of all virgin olive oil imported by the United States in 2012-13. Previously organic olive oil went untracked as a sovereign good, but now the IOC has begun to track trends of organic olive oil separately from the larger pool of virgin olive oils.
According to the IOC, from October 2012 to September 2013, “a total of 298,828 tons of olive oil was imported by the US, the world’s biggest importer of olive oil and table olives. About 64 percent of this was virgin and extra virgin olive oil – about 191,000 tons in total – of which a tenth was organic, thus just over 19,000 tons.” These figures, however, do not include statistics from any time prior to January 2013. This is due to the US Census Bureau not providing specific details on organic olive oil imports prior to early 2013.
Liz Tagami, a US-based international specialty food broker and consultant, commented on the growing trend in the article. She reports “receiving more calls for organic olive oil than five years ago.” She says that she sees opportunities growing for the organic olive oil market.
Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “Organic food in general is growing in popularity amongst consumers. Although olive oil production in its nature is quite pure and free of processing and chemicals, organic olive oil promises the freshest olive oil experience possible.”
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.