Organic Tunisian Chetoui

Our Nov 2020 *Super* High Phenol Organic Chetoui is quite astonishing. Notes of green tea leaf and hints of malt.

This EVOO registers a phenol content among the highest in the world. It has a lingering bitterness and a delayed, significantly “punchy” pepperiness. Not to be mistaken for a normal ‘peppery EVOO’ kick. These qualities signify the oil’s healthy antioxidants.

Staying true to it’s high phenol content, we’ve dubbed this fiery EVOO a ‘level 3 cougher’. This oil is specifically for those who are looking for the medicinal properties and benefits of a high quality, high phenol EVOO!

Harvest Date: Nov 2020
Country of Origin: Tunisia
Intensity: Robust
Fruitiness: 4.8  Bitterness: 4.3  Pungency: 5.0

Chemistry: Biophenols: 1,127.9 ppm
Oleic Acid: 65.3
FFA: .27
Peroxide Value: 6.7
DAGs: 94.6


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Oliva! Organic Tunisian Chetoui Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains no additives, no chemicals, & no preservatives. All are from the most recent harvest.

Chemistry Breakdown

Biophenols (Antioxidant like substances naturally occurring in EVOO) – 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. An EVOO should have a DAGs content of 85% of higher. The higher the score, the fresher the oil. 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. A low FFA is desired, and means the amount of time between the harvest and the crush was minimal. 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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