Greek Athinolia

The Athinolia is a Greek favorite. Notes of baking spice with green almond and a Szechuan peppercorn finish.

The 2022 Fall Harvest is a Medium Intensity oil, a well rounded everyday use for dipping, salads, drizzling and medium-high heat cooking.

With a total phenolic count of 360ppm, 112ppm of that total count is measured to be specifically Oleocanthal which is the healthful compound that has extreme antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (equates to 30% of the total phenolic count). A super healthy oil!

Harvest Date: October 2022
Country of Origin: Greece
Intensity: Medium
Fruitiness: 5.0  Bitterness: 3.0  Pungency: 4.0

Chemistry: Biophenols: 360.7 ppm
DAGs: 94.3
Oleic Acid: 76.3
FFA: .18
Peroxide Value: 7.15

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Oliva! Greek Athinolia Extra Virgin Olive Oil contain no additives, no chemicals, & no preservatives. All are from the most recent harvest.

Chemistry Breakdown

Biophenols (Antioxidant like substances naturally occurring in EVOO) – There are typically more than 20 different biophenols present in an EVOO, Oleocanthal being the most well-known. Phenols extend shelf life and determine the ‘style’ of the oil in terms of bitterness and pungency. Generally, the higher the biophenols, the more ‘pepper’ and ‘bitterness’.

DAGS (Diacylglycerol) – Indicates the age of the olive oil and its projected shelf life. Fresh EVOO from a sound fruit should have a DAGs content of 85% of higher. The higher the score, the fresher the oil and the longer it will last. DAGs will drop 20-30% per year depending on storage conditions and FFA. They are highly influenced by heat, but not light.

FFA (Free Fatty Acid) – Indicates the condition of the fruit at the time of the crush. An oil must range from 0.0 – 0.8 (8%) to be considered Extra Virgin grade, the lower the better. Healthy fruit, processed immediately should produce an oil with a low FFA. In addition: the lower the FFA, the higher the smoke point.

Oleic Acid (Mono-Unsaturated Omega-9 Fat) – The higher the percentage, the better resistance to oxidation. Higher levels help keep it fresher for longer, preventing the formation of per-oxidized (rancid) fats.

PV (Peroxide Value) – Measurement of rancidity by exposure to oxidation, light and heat. The PV must be equal or less than 20 and is responsible for color and aroma changes as the oil oxidizes. A low PV is always desired.

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