Size : 250mL
1. How is it made?
Organic olives are handpicked from the estate, washed with fresh local spring water. Next, the olives are pressed to extract the oil from the pulp. Our honey comes from bees that gather nectar from flowers and thyme bushes located on the Mountains of Crete. We source local sundried garlic to ensure that the final product is stable, as fresh garlic added to oil makes the oil very volatile. Separately, grape must is extracted from grapes, mixed with organic red wine vinegar and aged in oak barrels for six years. This mixture is then combined with the dried garlic, olive oil, honey and turmeric to give it the best taste and health benefits possible.
2. Why does the consistency of the product vary from batch to batch?
This is an organic and 100% natural product. Hence, every batch of ingredients, especially the grapes, is slightly different due to weather and crop conditions, just like wine. This can lead to slight variations in each batch of the product, especially since we do not add any caramel, fillers, binders or preservatives.
|Acropolis Organics||Other Companies|
|We use organic fertilizers (sheep manure, olive leaves and tree mulch) and remove weeds through mechanical means.||They use chemicals and pesticides such as RoundUp to kill the weeds. RoundUp kills everything in the ground, including the friendly microorganisms that are important for the growth of the olive tree & the nutrition value of the olives.|
|Our ingredients are certified organic and locally sourced.||They source their ingredients from various different farms and cannot guarantee organic content.|
|Our orchards consist of rolling hills. We have a limited harvest to ensure the highest quality.||They mass produce in a linear fashion.|
|We handpick our olives.||They use big mechanical tractors, which hit the trees, bruise the fruits and weaken the roots of the tree.|
|We use the best variety of olives (Koroneiki olives), which guarantees a pure olive oil bursting with maximum health benefits.||You do not know how many varieties of olives are used and what their quality is prior to making the oil.|
|We use only pure olive oil in our products.||They mix corn oil or canola oil with olive oil to reduce costs.|
|We do not have any hidden additives or fillers.||They add beta-carotene to mask the flavor of the blended oils and/or add chlorophyll to mask the colour.|
|We use traditional family recipes passed down through generations in Crete.||They run tests to derive the best flavor profile to get consumers addicted while trying to use cheaper ingredients.|
|Our product does not have any sulphites, pectins or preservatives.||Their product has sulphites, pectins or preservatives.|
|We use honey from bees that gather nectar from flowers and thyme bushes located on the Mountains of Crete.||They cut costs by adding sugar, caramel or corn syrup.td>|
|Raw & free of gluten, dairy, nuts, Non-GMO ingredients.||No guarantee if they are raw, or include gluten, dairy, nuts or Non-GMO ingredients.|
|We use dark glass bottles to ensure the oil is protected from light.||They do not use dark glass bottles, which lets light in and destroys the nutritional content of the oil.|
|From harvesting to bottling the oil, everything is done on our family estate in Crete, Greece, to ensure the highest quality possible.||Each step of the process takes place at different sites, different cities and different countries, which leads to problems with quality control.|