Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Bio-Harvest Series

Superior Quality For Incredible Value

 

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils are made with the superior variety of Koroneiki olives, giving it a smooth, buttery taste and bold aroma that is more subtle than our Organic Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Ecological farming methods allow the ‘King of Olives’ to thrive, resulting in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with low acidity and high levels of polyphenol antioxidants, making it healthier, more delicious and better to cook with.

 

Bio-Harvest Agriculture means that we use all-natural and sustainable farming methods instead of industrial farming practices that rely on synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides. Our fields and olive trees are never contaminated with chemicals, and our oils are never adulterated. That’s because our ancestors taught us how to grow the best olives, nourished by healthy soil and harvested by hand from a single estate.

 

Our Bio-Harvest Series allows us to uphold our legacy of providing sustainably-made and healthy products to families in a more cost-effective way, while retaining all of the integrity and benefits of organic farming.

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Certified Organic

Great for salads, home-cooked recipes and dipping bread, our Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from the superior variety of Koroneiki olives, giving it a smooth, buttery taste and bold aroma. Ecological farming methods allow the ‘King of Olives’ to thrive, resulting in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with low acidity and high levels of polyphenol antioxidants, making it healthier, more delicious and better to cook with low-to-medium heat.

 

Our Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made with all-natural and sustainable farming methods instead of industrial farming practices, which rely on synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides. Our groves and olive trees are never contaminated with chemicals, and our oils are never adulterated. That’s because our ancestors taught us how to grow the best olives, nourished by healthy soil and harvested by hand from a single estate.

 

Certified Organic means that we meet the strictest standards in the industry, ensuring quality and authenticity. Approved by the European Union and BIO HELLAS Certification Agency.

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EVOO with Fresh Mandarin

Flavourful Koroneiki olives and fresh mandarin oranges come together in harmony for this delicious combination, both grown in the ancient organic groves of Crete, Greece. This mouth-watering mix adds a splash of sweet citrus to your salads, pastas, appetizers, desserts and more.

 

As always, our Extra Virgin Olive Oils are made with the highest quality of organically-farmed ingredients, giving you a delicious and healthy alternative for cooking, baking and dipping. Drizzle onto your favourite dishes for added antioxidants, healthy fats and tantalizing taste. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Fresh Mandarin will be your secret ingredient all season.

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EVOO with Fresh Lemons

Fresh olives and lemons are married in this delicious traditional combination, enhancing your favourite dishes with its signature citrus kick. This mouth-watering mix adds a splash of sweet lemon to your salads, seafood, appetizers and more.

 

As always, our Extra Virgin Olive Oils are made with the highest quality of organically-farmed ingredients, giving you a delicious and healthy alternative for cooking, baking and dipping. Drizzle onto your favourite dishes for added antioxidants, healthy fats and tantalizing taste. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Fresh Lemons will give your dishes the exceptional flavour you’ve been craving.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Olive Oil

Bio-Harvest farming is a self-efficient holistic approach of organic farming. We do not use any chemicals, pesticides or industrial farming, ensuring the quality of our oil in every step of the process.

Some of the steps we take include:

  • We use holistic pest control without the use of chemicals and pesticides.
  • We do not use mass production techniques and chemical agents, which destroy the soil vitality and deplete the olives of their nutrients.
  • We add organic sheep manure to our soil to enrich its nutrients.
  • Our groves are naturally irrigated by the rain. We only import local fresh water to wash our olives and prepare them for pressing.
  • We also compost the pulp of the olive fruit and the leaves for a year, and then feed it back to our trees.

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The olives used to make the Certified Organic EVOO come from tress that are located on the highest hilltop of our estate, right next to the Mediterranean Sea. This means that the salty air from the sea, combined with the sunlight that the island receives all year long and the rich soil, make a stronger and smoother tasting olive oil that is sure to please the palate of olive oil aficionados everywhere.

The Bio-Harvest EVOO has not been certified organic, however we do not use any chemicals or pesticides on our Bio-Harvest crop either. The flavour is more subtle than the Certified Organic EVOO and is a better value since it has not been certified organic.

Both our Bio-Harvest and Certified Organic EVOOs are certified kosher, raw, cold-pressed, handpicked, and only made from the Koroneiki variety, also known as the king of olives.

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The olives are handpicked from the trees and then taken to the mill located within the estate itself. Here they are first separated from their leaves, which are recycled through compost and fed back to the land. Next, the olives are washed with spring water and then pressed to separate the oil from the olives. No heat or chemicals are used during the extraction process; the oil is pure, cold-pressed and unrefined. All of this takes place within 24 hours of harvesting the olives to retain the optimum amount of nutrients.

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No, if you buy a high quality 100% authentic EVOO, then you can cook with it in low to medium heat without destroying the antioxidants and, therefore, the health benefits of the oil.

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It has a light fruity taste with grassy notes and a hint of peppery finish, which is an indicator of the antioxidants present in the oil.

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Each bottle states the extensive chemical analysis done on the oil as well as the Protected Designation of Origin symbol, which means that each bottle can be traced back to where it came from. As well, you will notice a fresh grassy fragrance and finished with peppery notes, which is another indication of an authentic EVOO.

Acropolis Organics goes to great lengths to preserve the mono-cultivar value of our oil. Our olive oil is from one estate, one mill, and from one variety of olives, the “Koroneiki” variety also known as the king of olives.

Our olive oil is never blended with other oils or with chlorophyll to artificially enhance its colour or beta-carotene to mask the flavour of the blended oils. This singular approach ensures that our customers are getting pure, genuine, fresh olive oil from a reliable source and from a limited harvest.

Our mill is located on our estate and operated by us. Once the olives are picked they are brought to the mill right away.

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Olive oil should not be stored in the refrigerator. When olive oil is chilled, it becomes cloudy and can even solidify and crystallize. While this does not harm the oil, it may affect the texture and consistency.

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Olive oil can be used for light cooking because it has a high smoke point (410 F). You can cook your eggs, pasta, meat, and vegetables.

If you heat an olive oil with high acidity level, to the point where it smokes, you will cause some degradation of the oil, which is not ideal, but has not been shown to be dangerous to humans. On the other hand, Acropolis Organics (which has low acidity), you’ll find this much more stable to heat, it won’t smoke, and you won’t spoil the nutritional properties of the oil.” So for normal cooking, like frying onions or stir-frying vegetables, extra virgin olive oil is a good and healthy choice.

Due to its high levels of vitamin E and polyphenols, baked goods will last longer when you substitute olive oil for butter.

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This olive oil is from our most recent harvest, which happens from November to January.

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Olive oil is perfectly safe stored at room temperature for at least two years.

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It is recommended to store olive oil in a dark glass bottle. Olive oil is best kept in a cool and dark location, without exposure to sun and heat.

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The peppery ‘kick’ indicates the oil has a high degree of antioxidants, and low acidity. The degree of acidity greatly affects the taste. This is the most desirable olive oil for true connoisseurs.

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In order to be classified as extra virgin, the oil itself must come from the first press of the freshly harvested and undamaged olive fruit. The acidity level must be below 0.8%.

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One estate – one mill – one variety – Koroneiki variety- higher in polyphenols and known for its exquisite taste. Biodynamic agriculture- this oil is made without chemicals or blending.

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The olives are grown on our family estate in Crete, Greece. The olive oil is produced in our state of the art mill on our estate.

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Panagiotis Tsiriotakis founded Acropolis Organics in 2003 when he moved to Canada from Crete. His family has been making olive oil for generations, and he spent 20 years learning the business on our family estate before embarking on this journey.

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Extra virgin olive oil contains some of the highest amounts of monounsaturated fats compared to other oils. It also helps to reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Olive oil is high in polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidants that are able to combat the effects of aging and other health conditions.

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The peppery ‘kick’ indicates the oil has a high degree of antioxidants, and low acidity. The degree of acidity greatly affects the taste. This is the most desirable olive oil for true connoisseurs.

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In order to be classified as extra virgin, the oil itself must come from the first press of the freshly harvested and undamaged olive fruit. The acidity level must be below 0.8%.

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