It's not just the finest of koroneiki variety olives we use. Nor is it just the cold press method that we apply in producing our premium quality EVOOs. It's also the urge to take our products a step further and to offer you novelties that will make your life easier, healthier, better!
Extra virgin olive oil is made simply by crushing olives and extracting the juice. It is the only cooking oil that is made without the use of chemicals and industrial refining.
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Extra virgin olive oil must have no taste “defects.” It needs to have a nice flavor of fresh olives and achieve higher scores in lab tests for its chemical composition than other grades.
Since extra virgin olive oil is simply fruit juice without any additives, its quality and taste are influenced by the varieties of olives, the terroir where they were grown, and the countless decision and production practices of a dedicated producer.
Extra Virgin Olive oil is not just a commodity to the Greek people. Since ancient times, olive oil is in our DNA. What drives Ariston is to share the Very Best with our customers.
From Ancient Greek pagan religion to Christianity, Extra Virgin Olive oil has played a key role in various religious rites, sports and commercial activities.
It was Athena’s gift of the olive branch to Athens that persuaded the Gods to choose her as the possessor of the city. The ultimate award at the Ancient Olympic games was an olive branch. You see, what gold is to us today, the olive branch was to the Ancient Greeks. Olive oil was the most important commodity for the Ancient Greeks and still is to this day for the modern Greeks.
Extra Virgin Olive oil is used even in Christian religious rites such as the Christening, where we anoint the child with olive oil. During the dark years of the Ottoman occupation, Extra Virgin Olive oil was used in lamp to give light to the basements of the churches at night so that the Greek children could learn and maintain their roots.
These are only a few examples that show the importance of the olive fruit juice in our human societies throughout time.