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Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Lithari) 1L Tin

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Lithari) 1L Tin

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Iliaki Elaiourgia
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A low-acidity extra-virgin olive oil with a rich green colour, a delicate fruity flavour and a uniquely intense aroma. It is rich in antioxidants and has high nutritional value.

Lithari is all about bottling the flavour and the aroma of the Greek land.

It is produced from olives of the Koroneiki variety, which is grown in the semi-mountainous region of Ilia, neighborhood of Ancient Olympia where the very first Olympic Games took place in honor of the God Zeus in 776 B.C.

The Koroneiki variety (Olea Europea var. microcarpa alba) is considered the queen among Greek olive varieties and has been systematically grown for the last ten centuries. It does not require special soil or climate conditions. In fact, it is almost as self-sufficient as wild olive trees. It stands out mainly because it is a consistently fertile olive tree, resistant to droughts. This variety is used exclusively for producing olive oil. The olives may be smaller in size, but they provide olive oil of the highest quality.

According to Homer, who used to describe olive oil as ‘’Liquid Gold’’, the olive tree is cultivated in Greece for over 6,000 years. Ancient Olympia’s relationship with the holy olive tree is lost in time. According to legend, the first wild olive tree was planted by Hercules, the son of Zeus, after he successfully completed his twelve labours. Getting a wild olive-tree wreath ''Kotinos'’ (made by the branches of the olive tree cut from the ancient olive grove of Ancient Olympia) was the highest distinction for any athlete at the Olympic Games, as also was for any ordinary citizen. The conquest of kotinos athletes, accorded special value and glory.

Olive Variety: Koroneiki

Olive Oil Acidity: <0.3%

Storage: Keep in a shady and cool place

NUTRITION DECLARATION PER 100ml

Amount

Enery

3449kj, 824Kcal

Fat

91.6g

Fat Saturates

13.7g

Fat Monounsaturates

72.9g

Fat Polyunsaturates

5g

Carbohydrates

0mg

Sugars

0g

Protein

0g

Salt

0g

Further information on allergens can be provided if required after contacting us.