Olive Oil from Lesvos
High quality olive oil from Lesvos. Lesvos is the third largest Island in Greece and counts today 11 million olive trees. Some of these olive trees are centuries old. Through the extensive cultivation of the olive groves over several centuries, unique cultural and natural areas have developed on the island. The volcanic origin of the island gives the trees unique nutrients. Unlike on Crete or Kalamata, the olives on Lesvos are still picked by hand.
Both selected olive oils are from the same farmer family. The olives are cold pressed and afterwards mechanically processed. Therefore the olive oil retains its natural flavor, polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins. Further both oils contain a premium content of polyphenol (approx. 500 mg/kg) and are therefore very valuable for our health due to their strong antioxidant effect. In terms of taste, the olive oil is characterised by a fine strength.
Contrary to the persistent myth, all these quality characteristics just mentioned are not lost by heating and can accordingly be used for sautéing. Not least because of this quality, the Tzortzi's family has been awarded with the most prestigious national and international prizes for over a century.
From the 2021 harvest, there is a new green olive oil. It is pressed from 100% early matured green olives. It requires twice as many olives to produce the same amount of oil. In terms of taste, it is not characterised by a mild, but rather bitter and spicy note. Green olive oil contains even more polyphenols and is therefore considered particularly healthy. The number of bottles are limited and only available here at the online shop.
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