The extra virgin olive oil has properties known by all nutritionists, who see in the naturality of its primary characteristics: it is 100% natural because, unlike other oils, the only process involved is crushing, without adding any chemical or solvent.
Despite the consumers know the properties of olive oil, there is in most cases a misinformation on many background characteristics, are often due to a distorted advertisement, that doesn’t provide truthful evaluation criteria. For example, in a world where every day there are imposed models to follow, strict diets and foods, defined light. Actually, when we talk about oils you can not talk about a lighter one, because they all have the same calories but olive oil, being more flavorful, can be used in smaller quantities and is also more digestible.
A Tuscan extra virgin olive oil PGI has an acidity of less than 0.6 g per 100g: this feature is typical of a good extra virgin olive oil that should never be confused with the Virgin oil that is instead obtained from “lamp oil” (not edible), oil to which is added a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. For this reason, consumers should read labels carefully and do not be misled by the design of olive on olive oil label, which in reality, is chemical for more than 80%.
Our olives are pitted and that's why the quality is higher than those obtained from whole fruit. If the olives are at the beginning of their veraison and carry to milling within twelve hours later, using the three-phase extraction technology (without the addition of hot water during kneading) the superior quality is related to the following parameters:
- values of acidity and peroxides lower;
- improved oxidation resistance and better shelf life of the oil over time;
- the most balanced oils with high content of aromatic characteristics.
Antico Borgo is a brand of Terre dell'Etruria, a product range that revolves around Tuscany, the places and the men it stands for.
We make our Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil from olives picked and ground in Tuscany, through a careful selection of the best oils brought by the coop members, based on the results of the best oils brought by the coop members, based on the results of the chemical and organoleptic tests the oil undergoes once the olives have been ground.
Additional documental and organoleptic tests are conducted on the product by Consorzio per la tutela dell'Olio Extravergine di oliva Toscano IGP, (protection geographical indication consortium) as a further guarantee of the origin of the oil and its compliance with production specifications.
Terre Etruria, Farming Cooperative between producers, extends along the Etruscan Coast, starting from Pisa until to Grosseto. It pays particular attention to the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, where tradition meets innovation to offer a genuine, authentic and certified Toscano PGI oil, appreciates on the typical tuscan dishes.
This oil on each bite tells the story of those who have worked with passion and pride to product it and, at the same time, it lets taste the image of the land where it was born and matured. The olives of Terre Etruria derived only from the land of the cooperative producers and the cold pressing takes place in mills business.
The result is an Extra Virgin Olive Oil that ensures Quality and Personality, Passion and Commitment, needed to reach the certification and the guarantee by the Consortium for the Protection of extra virgin olive oil PGI. This authority, in more than 15 years of activity, with more than 11,000 members, was able to protect and promote the Tuscan extra virgin olive oil in Italy and abroad, certifying compliance with the product specification on all stages of processing extra virgin olive oil PGI, from harvesting and milling of olives and packaging of the product, which must necessarily take place within Tuscany.
This oil is also subject, in order to be certified, to chemical and sensory tests (taste by commissions paid by the Ministry of Agriculture) to check its compliance with the specification. That's how you get an excellence that was born and raised in Tuscany, an Extra Virgin Olive Oil PGI guaranteed by consortium.