What is the difference between filtered and unfiltered extra virgin olive oil?
Filtration is the process by which the microscopic bits of the fruit of the olive are removed from the oil.
Unfiltered oil will be cloudy until it settles to the bottom. Some consider unfiltered oil
superior because of the added flavor from the fruit.
How is olive oil produced?
The traditional method of extracting olive oil from the fruit is virtually the same today as
it has been for thousands of years. At harvest time, which varies from region to region,
olives are harvested by hand, and collected in nets placed around the foot of the tree. A
day or two thereafter, the olives are taken to the mill. Giant stones weighing several tons
are used to crush the olives and pits into mash.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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