AGOURELEO: Olive oil produced with unripe green olives

AGOURELEO: Olive oil produced with unripe green olives. This is the early harvest


Early harvest extra virgin olive oils can be more expensive and hard to find than other extra virgin oils since unripe olives produce less oil and need to be handpicked right from the trees. Even so, more are finding their bitter taste, extra low acidity [this year acidity is 0.24] and higher antioxidant content is worth the money. Polyphenols oleacein and oleocanthal, olive oil is the only source of food containing those two powerful antioxidant ingredients. This sparked interest in the scientific community it may be the next medicine in the pharmacy. Very limited quantities of olive oil is produced from unripe fruit in Greece each year.

An authentic early harvest olive oil needs very highly skilled people and carries the passion of those people and the characteristics of the region.

There are many advantages to pressing unripe olives: gathering fruit early gives the trees a break that leads to high return every year; harvesting early reduces the chance of damage to olives from frost, hail, and similar weather problems, thus reducing farmer’s risks. The excellent nutritional value of early harvest olive oil is acknowledged worldwide, which makes it a ‘super-weapon’ for olive oil farmers and producers.

The higher chlorophyll content in unripe olives makes the early harvest oil called “agoureleo” in Greek, greener and richer in healthy polyphenols. It is possible to find early harvest Greek extra virgin olive oils produced with the green olives in November, made from the Koroneiki olives hand-harvested in the southern Peloponnese.

This rare quality is the royalty of olive oil and is worth more than double the value of extra virgin olive oil. The University of Athens and California are working on a clinical research study to prove the effectiveness of Greek Olive Oil in human health. Remember AGOURELEO always has a Harvest Year and Best Before Date. We areproud to bring this quality of olive oil to your table. Golden Olive Eleni ® organic extra virgin olive oil. 

From the olive grove,

Basil Koutalianos

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