Omphacium (Olympia Variety) Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an internationally award-winning olive oil made from exclusively certified organic olives. The chemical free farming methods used with care for the environment, in combination with our milling experience, knowledge, tradition, and modern technology, allow us to offer this exceptionally high quality extra virgin olive oil.
Olympia Variety is an olive cultivar located in Ancient Olympia which was almost under threat, as they produce less olives than other varieties and were largely neglected by farmers. After a lot of studies, research and trials we were excited to discover that through a careful extraction process, this significant variety is the richest in phenols throughout Greece, not to mention its amazing flavors and aromas.
2018 ‘’Best organic worldwide’’ Athena IOOC
2018 ‘’Best of Greece’’ Athena IOOC
2018 ‘’Best of Peloponnese’’ Athena IOOC
2018 Gold EVO IOOC
2018 Double Gold Athena IOOC
2018 Extra Gold BIOL
2018 Distinction of Merit KOTINOS
2018 Gold NYIOOC
2018 Gold Olive Japan
2017 Extra Gold BIOLNOVELLO
2017 Silver NYIOOC
2016 Gold Athena IOOC
2016 Gold NYIOOC
2016 Silver Olive Japan
2016 Grand Prestige Olivinus IOOC
2016 Evoo of the Year EVOO WR
True to time-honored Greek values, Omphacium Organic Early Harvest EVOO indulges you in a luxurious taste and aromas of bitter radicchio, ripe tomato, fresh grass, fresh apple, artichoke and herbs. An intensely bold and assertive flavor profile, produced by strictly selected groves in the region of Ancient Olympia, this early harvest extra virgin olive oil, yields a perfectly balanced pungent and spicy taste. A superior high intense peppery aftertaste lets you know its extremely high in phenols.Eating Suggestions
Omphacium Olympia Variety Early Harvest owes its intense bitterness and pungency, combined with strong fruitiness to its richness in phenols. This makes it ideal for any cuisine of highly intense tastes. It offers you and your family the benefits of an ultra-premium EVOO, one with the highest concentration of the beneficial plant compounds that keep those on the Mediterranean diet so healthy. Omphacium is especially ideal for finishing pasta sauces, bitter greens, spicy dishes, soups (as a main ingredient and/or as finishing), stews, bruschetta, aged cheeses, paella, garlic mashed potatoes, plus grilled and roasted meats.What Is Early Harvest?
In the Ancient Greeks’ time, olive oil made from unripe, or “early harvest” olives was an invaluable medicine in the hands of Greek doctors. Hippocrates, considered to be the “Father of Western Medicine,” documented 60 different health conditions that could be treated with such olive oil. The Greek name “OM-PHA-KI-NON,” or “Omphacium,” was given to this class of olive oil because it is made from unripe olives.
The appreciation of extra virgin olive oil not only as food, but also for reasons such as promotion of health/beauty has been an essential part of Greek culture for millenia. Omphacium (Olympia Variety) Organic Early Harvest is an oil rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, as well as phenols such as oleocanthal, perhaps the most important of all phenols. This compound has been shown in recent studies to have numerous health benefits that or only beginning to be understood. Please do read up on oleocanthal if you have chronic health issues, or just want to maintain optimal wellness.
What makes Omphacium Organic so unique is the use of exclusively grown, certified-organic olives combined with the experience, tradition, and modern technology that we can offer. We believe that proper maintenance of an organic olive grove always aims to improve soil productivity, both in terms of texture and fertility.
The award-winning stainless steel bottle of 500 ml preserves Omphacium’s superior characteristics. The stainless steel bottle keeps the precious liquid safe from its enemies: oxygen, heat and light intensity. It adds an elegant visual element to any kitchen table.
Did you know?
Olives are a stone fruit much like cherries, peaches, plums, and apricots. What we all call “oil” is really more of a fresh fruit juice in this case. Real extra virgin olive oil is extracted with purely mechanical means, without heat or chemicals and no refinement whatsoever.
Store in a cool place. Enjoy your olive “juice” as quickly as possible once it has been opened, and make sure to keep the lid on when not in use.Technical Characteristics
Variety: Olympia (Nemoutiana)
Harvest Period: October 10-15th
Harvest Method: Mechanical means and by hand
Extraction Method: Two-phase centrifugal, Alfa Laval
Mass temperature: Cold extraction 23C°
Organoleptic Report: Fruity: 5.5 Bitter : 4.3 Pungent: 4.5
Chemical analysis: Acidity 0.12
Storage: Stainless steel with nitrogen atmosphere
Cultivation method: Organic
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