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Types of Olive Oil

According to European Union legislation olive oil is classified into one of the following categories that have to be reflected on the package:

Extra virgin olive oil

The highest category of olive oil produced directly from olives and solely by mechanical means. It has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams.
 

Virgin olive oil

Olive oil produced directly from olives and solely by mechanical means. It has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 2 grams per 100 grams.
 

Olive oil

Consisting of a blend of refined oils and virgin olive oil. It has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 1 gram per 100 grams.
 

Olive-Pomace Oil

Oil comprising exclusively from oils obtained by treating the olive pomace with physical treatments or with solvents. It has a free acidity of not more than 1 gram per 100 grams.

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