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Sales prices of extra virgin olive oil and typical Italian food products

Quality and Price

When it comes to talk about high quality products, there is the unavoidable tendency to think that also talk about very high prices as well, unlikely to match our actual possibilities. It cannot be denied, of course.
However it is only a way to tackle the subject. At Oliving, we would like to tackle it from a different perspective, which corresponds to the vision which spurred us from the very beginning to deal with these type of products.
Let’s consider the olive oil universe. There exist hundreds if not thousands of studies and surveys which, since a very long time, demonstrate the incredible benefits which derive from the use of olive oil on a daily bases.
You may think that whichever type of olive oil which we can purchase in a supermarket, even at a very low price, may have the same benefits of any other type of olive oil. Well, this is definitely wrong. Scientific studies demonstrate that the healthy elements of olive oil are contained mostly, if not exclusively, in very high quality extra virgin olive oil; therefore only from oil derived from olives which have been cultivated with traditional methods and produced aiming at quality rather then quantity! That’s one of the reasons why there are much greater guarantees that olive oil produced by small agricultural firms may be far better, quality wise, than the oli produced in huge oil mills, providing famous brands to supermarkets.
Olive oil is the basic element of the Mediterranean diet and is consumed on a daily bases. The question, therefore, is the following: i sit worth saving some Euros and purchase a cheap type of olive oil and give up this important daily “medicine” , by consuming an olive oil which have almost non of the nutritional elements so beneficial to health? We live in a time in which so much money is spent in all sorts of products beneficial to health, as in the case of yogurt, for example. We do it to keep our cholesterol low. High quality virgin olive oil produces the same effects on top of its very pleasant taste.
Next time you find yourself in front of the olive oil shelf ask yourself this question: is it really worth saving some Euros even if it goes to the disadvantage of my own health

Our Prices

The sales price of extra virgin olive oil you find on Oliving are the lowest on the market With Oliving you are guaranteed that any type of oil you purchase belongs to a very high quality products with a very convenient price when compared to what is in the market.
Thanks to very solid relationship and agreements with our suppliers coupled with a very careful logistics management and to the containment of operating costs, due to the e-commerce policy, we can offer very competitive prices also with regards to products which could hardly be found in the market.

Production chain and prices

The extra virgin olive oil production chain A question which is often asked is the following: why can I buy olive oil with little money at the supermarket while high quality olive oil is far more expensive?
If you think for a second you come to realize that this holds true for so many other products. As it is for wine, for example. High quality products entail very high costs as well.
From an adult olive tree, considered such when it is at least ten years old, there is an average harvest of approximately 30 kilos of olives. If we want to obtain high quality extra virgin olive oil the olives must be picked when they start ripening and, alas, this is also the period in which the olives yield less oil; only this way, however, the oil will be rich in nutritive and healthy elements.
Under such conditions the oil produced will amount between 10 and 15%. This means that the real yield of oil from a mature olive tree will consist of 4 or 5 liters of oil. So little, you may say. Yet, it’s the way it is!...
Consider also that for a correct way to cultivate olive trees there must be a wide distance from one tree to the other, normally the distance is about 5 meters, and this means that for a relatively small number of trees there is the need for a big peace of land.
Then, trees must be pruned, fertilized, irrigated, and all this just to obtain 4 to 5 liters of oil from each tree. Moreover, in order to get the best quality, olives must be collected with the most natural methods available and these entail high cost of manpower.
Then the cost of pressing, the cost of bottles, bottling, labeling, transport, etc. Poi ci sono i costi per la frangitura, le bottiglie, l'imbottigliamento, l'etichetta, i trasporti, ecc.
Even though the production chain is not particularly complex, the costs involved are several ones. By getting the products directly from the producers, a good product must necessarily cost more than the ones which could be purchased in a supermarket.

Today we suggest you...
Itaca Bio extravirgin olive oil
Extravirgin olive oil medium fruity
Itaca Bio
Passion and love for their land together with solid technical skills have brought Frantoio Valtenesi to achieve this excellent oil which has the most interesting features of the area of ​​origin, the Garda Lake.
The result is this type of oil which offers an extraordinary scent of olive fruity enriched by a most pleasant smell of ripe tomato and artichoke.
What is also outstanding concerning this type of oil is lasting effect of smell and taste with all its components!
€ 14.80 with VAT
Basil oil Frantoi Cutrera extravirgin olive oil
Basil oil Frantoi Cutrera
The Cultera family produces a type of Basil Oil which could be defined as the celebration of the Mediterranean taste!
Top quality of extra virgin olive oil coupled with basil aroma truly make this product suitable for all typical dishes comprised within the Mediterranean diet.
We strongly suggest to try it on top of a caprese salad, as dressing for your salads, on top of a rich bruschetta.
It matches perfectly as topping for a tomato sauce pasta, a simple, yet very tasty dish in the Italian tradition.
€ 8.70 with VAT
Garlic oil Frantoi Cutrera extravirgin olive oil
Garlic oil Frantoi Cutrera
Cutrera family series of infused olive oil includes another delicacy: olive oil infused with garlic.
This is definitely a product appreciated by those who love sharp tastes.
Nevertheless, garlic taste, in this case, is dosed in such an expert way that it succeeds pleasing almost all types of palates and tastes.
While cooking it can be combined with a great  variety of food: try it, for instance, as salad dressing, on top of a bruschetta, and, of course, to make all your pasta dishes rich by far!  
€ 8.70 with VAT
Malaspina extravirgin olive oil
Extravirgin olive oil intense fruity
Malaspina
In just a few years this young  firm producing extra virgin olive oil is already rated among the top quality producers throughout the world.
The reason may be due to the great historicity of the Syracuse countryside in Sicily, but all the more to the dedication, passion and skillful creativity of its owners.
Cascina Barbotta  produces an extra virgin olive oil of extraordinary reputation to the point that this young enterprise is mentioned among the top world extra virgin olive oil producers.   
Its smell outstands immediately due to the powerful expression of the rich, complete and involving fruity of this type of oil. The fragrance of green tomato emerges first, typical of the Tonda Iblea cultivar out of which this oil is produced.
Once inside the mouth and palate, the smell lingers on, while it is enrich with artichoke flavor becoming true excellence because of the harmony of all the elements.
We strongly recommend to try it!
€ 13.90 with VAT
Olive oil types
Types of olive oil
There is a certain amount of confusion existing almost everywhere when it comes to identify the various categories of olive oil: virgin, extra virgin, lamp, sansa, etc.
These categories should clearly indentify which type of olive oil one buys and consumes, yet, often, they create mere confusion if not, at times, deceive the consumer to the only advantage of dishonest producers which take advantage of this lack of preciseness and increase their profits through the practice of food fraud!...

Find out more on: THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OLIVE OIL
You can make the difference at home too!
Olive oil can
Olive oil does not improve by aging, but it can last a very long time if properly stored.
One of olive oil’s worst enemies is exposure to light, both direct as well as indirect.
Olives contain chlorophyll, a substance utilized in the photosynthesis to transform absorbed luminous energy into oxygen and sugars. Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color which is typical of fresh new oil...

Find out more on: HOW TO PROPERLY STORE OLIVE OIL
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