Antioxidant powerhouse coming your way! Last year’s harvest of Kalamata Reserve took home first place in World Best Healthy EVOO Contest and in the Healthy Oleocanthal Composition category! This year’s harvest has even higher levels of oleocanthal and is expected to win again! …but what is oleocanthal and why does this make it so healthy? You can read more about it here.
Country of Origin: Greece
Crush Date: November 2021
This limited production early Kalamata has intense pepper on the finish and is highly astringent, with notes of arugula, green tea, apple peel and rose petal. The combination of picking the fruit at an extremely low green maturity index (early harvest) and minimal processing resulted in high phenol content and the highest amount of Oleocanthal we have ever seen at 453.2 ppm. Last year this antioxidant powerhouse took 1st place overall in the Worlds Healthiest Olive Oil Competition and 1st place in the Oleocanthal Category!
*Biophenols: 652.1 ppm
Oleic Acid: 76.7
*As measured at the time of crush.
Organoleptic Taste Panel Assessment:
FRUITINESS 6 BITTERNESS 4.5 PUNGENCY 4.8