Olympia Variety consists of an ancient variety located in Ancient Olympia which was almost under threat. After a lot of studies, research, trials and as proven by the many awards and recognitions won along the way, we are proud to discover that through a vigilant and careful extraction process this very significant variety is the richest variety in phenols throughout Greece combining amazing flavors and aromas. It is ideal for those with exceptional tastes, who want to advance every meal into a true Mediterranean experience.
Omphacium Olympia Variety
True to time-honored Greek values, Omphacium Olympia Variety Early Harvest indulges you in a lush taste with aromas of tomato leaves, fresh grass, ripe apple, artichoke, and herbs. With an intensely bold and assertive flavor produced from strictly selected groves in the region of Ancient Olympia, this EVOO yields a perfectly balanced spicy and pungent taste. Last, you will notice a luxuriously intense, peppery finish in the back of your throat.
|Harvest Period||10 -15 October|
|Harvest Method||Mechanical means and by hand|
|Extraction Method||Two-phase centrifugal , Alfa Laval|
|Mass temperature||Cold extraction 23C°|
|Organoleptic Report||Fruity: 5,8 Bitter : 4,5 Pungent: 4,7|
|Chemical analysis||Acidity 0,15|
|Storage||Stainless steel with nitrogen atmosphere|
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 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.
In the Ancient Greeks’ time, olive oil 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 glory (The Olympics) and health/beauty has been an essential part of Greek culture for millenia. Omphacium Olympia Variety Early Harvest is an oil rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, as well as phenols such as oleocanthal, the most important of all phenols. This compound is proven to have many health benefits including stress reduction, weight management, and also boosts the immune system.