Best in Class Olive Mill
• As one of the most advanced olive mills in Europe, much of our Olive Oil mill’s new equipment was custom designed and build in Crete. Every piece of machinery used for extracting is made of stainless steel to ensure there is no possible contamination of the oil, either in composition or taste.
• Our mill and bottling plant are certified for oil production and are proudly a plasticizer-free and carbon neutral factory. A plasticizer is a substance (typically a solvent) added to a synthetic resin to promote plasticity, flexibility, and reduce brittleness. In many factories around the world, plasticizers can be found in plastic tubes and equipment; however, medical research has shown plasticizers to be highly carcinogenic.
• No plastic materials ever encounter our olive oil as it could contaminate the oil. We recommend to our consumers that they never purchase olive oil in plastic containers.
• Our goal is to produce the highest quality Non-GMO, BPA Free products nature can provide, improving the health and well-being of consumers.
• The olive oil making process is both simple and natural. Our unique, technologically advanced, and efficient olive oil mill can process olives into olive oil within 45 minutes of receiving the olives at the mill. We add nothing. Our sustainable construction uses solar tubes for internal lighting system and two-phase extraction techniques to minimize water-waste and environmental pollution. Carbon Neutral Facility.
Fake or Real Olive Oil ?
But how can you tell if your olive oil is fake or not? Does the fridge test really work? What about the oil lamp test? The North American Olive Oil Association called the home test “completely false and misleading.” Almost any oil will solidify at cold temperatures, depending on its chemical compounds, and even within the EVOO category, factors such as origin, olive variety and time of harvest, will affect solidification.
Even an EVOO that has been adulterated with a bit of canola oil will solidify in the refrigerator and pass the test, even though it is not pure EVOO.
Some other ways to find out the olive oil is fake or real is to:• The more specifics, the better. "Typically only the better oils will have a 'pressed on' or 'harvest date,’ If a label calls out the name of the producer or estate, or the variety of olive used, it's very likely genuine.
• Never buy anything that doesn't say "extra-virgin" on the label.
• Look for a third-party certification seal - In particular, the European Union's Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Italy's DOP, or the "COOC Certified Extra Virgin" seal from the California Olive Oil Council for California-made oils.
• Trust your senses.
Fake olive oil might taste greasy, rancid, flavorless, or just not pleasant.
Good olive oil—real olive oil—should smell and taste green, bright, peppery, earthy, grassy, or any combination thereof.
There’s only one sure-fire way to know if your olive oil is real, and that is to be able to Trace the product like Ellora Farms all the way back to the olive grove.