The highest grade of Olive Oil
There are various grades of olive oil, each having distinct differences in terms of production method, quality and suitability for consumption. EVOO, is the highest grade of Olive Oil.
In order to avoid confusion and misleading terminology for consumers, EVOO must be defined in quality and characterized by an official study of its chemical and organoleptic parameters.
EVOO is the natural and fresh juice of the olive with a high quality and minimal processing. It must have a free acidity, expressed as free oleic acid, never higher than 0.8 grams per 100 grams and no sensory defects.
In addition, EVOO should display all other characteristics corresponding with a official standard with chemical composition and quality parameters.
For its consumption, EVOO has to fulfill the relevant requirements for labelling and packing.