Selezione di olive FRANTOIANE
It's a highly appreciated variety of Tuscan origin.
It has thin branches with bright green lanceolate leaves. It yields oval medium-sized drupes (1.5/ 2.5 g). This variety is harvested between the last ten days of October and the second ten days of November; at a time when the olives are still green.
They yield about 10%-15% of oil. Their "most" is very fruity, it has a piquant taste, sometimes of green apples, cut grass or tomato's skin.
We recommend using it for salads amd carpacci. These olives are harvested before the right ripening time, in order to have an oil with marked characteristics, even if , when they're not completely ripe, they give low yields.
This oil has a high content of polyphenols , not less than 500
mg per liter .
Olive oils sold in supermarkets do not reach 100 mg .
For this reason we recommend the use of this oil , not only for a dressing , but also as a valuable antioxidant .
In addition to the polyphenols , the oil is very rich in tocopherols (Vitamin E), omega 3 , linoleic acid and other polyunsaturated.
In fact in some German pharmacies this oil made with unripe olives , pressed within an hour of hand picking , is recommended to combat cholesterol and atherosclerosis , so that it is recommended to take a cooking spoon in the morning on an empty stomach .
This oil has received the "Ercole
Olivario" award from 3 Italian Ministries as BEST ITALIAN extra virgin
olive oil in the 1999 and 2004.
It is remarkabled in the famous magazines Gambero Rosso, Merum, Slow Food, Veronelli, Bibenda, Olive Oil Companion and many other.
Best Monocultivar 2015