An olive varietal that originated in Spain, our Arbequina has a fresh, slightly sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and freshly cut grass. A delicate oil with a buttery texture and well-balanced bitterness and pepperiness. Arbequina extra virgin olive oil is the perfect option for delicate dressings; sweet or savoury baking applications; or used to confit your favourite protein or vegetables.
Bag-in-Box Freshness is the key to quality olive oil and with that in mind we have developed the perfect packaging for our larger volume (2L and 15L) EVOO products. The 'bag in box' protects our oil from its two greatest enemies - light and oxygen, keeping the oil fresher, for longer.
Our Premium Promise All Mount Zero Olive Oil is cold-pressed (room temperature) just hours after harvest to maintain premium quality. Similarly, our 100% Australian olive oils come from the first pressing of the olives which is what the term 'extra virgin' refers to.
Don't Spill a Drop! We've added a new and improved tap system to the 2L bag-in-box products and want to make sure you don't lose a drop! To eliminate wastage and mess, please turn the tap off until you feel a 'click'. And voila! Fresh extra virgin olive oil for the life of the product.
Chemistry / Nutrition:
- Total Biophenols; 230 parts per million. Biophenols are the antioxidants that give extra virgin olive oil its great flavour (pepperiness & bitterness) and incredible health properties. Typical oils range between 120 ppm and 350 pmm.
- Free Fatty Acid (FFA); 0.27%. To be considered extra virgin olive oil the oil must have a free acidity, expressed as free oleic acid, of no more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams and no sensory defects. In a sense, the FFA level indicates the fruit’s condition at the time the oil was extracted. It's essentially a freshness quotient.