The “Assisi-Spoleto Olive Belt” is an Apennine piedmont landscape stretching for over 40 kilometers. It is a unique, unrepeatable heritage that involves six municipalities in the province of Perugia: Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Trevi, Campello sul Clitunno, and Spoleto.
Our Extravirgin BIO Demeter Olive Oil is obtained from 100% Umbrian olives, from the olive groves of the hilly territory that extends over the hills above Foligno (PG), 650 meters above sea level, owned by Fabio Ciri.
What do the certifications "Organic" and "Demeter" mean?
In our farm we apply two cultivation methods; organic and biodynamic farming with particular attention to typical quality produce from our territory.
The benefits of biodynamic agriculture, when compared with the mainstream agriculture (which uses synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides), are apparent in both the land and in the human health
"The Biodynamic agriculture is continuously confronted with conventional methods of agricultural production and it is always winning in terms of the benefits that produce is the soil. Such as the increase of organic substance, the presence of earthworms and beneficial microorganisms that allow a better function of the roots of the plants. Moreover, to the better nutritional quality that it gives to seeds and fruits that are cultivated."
Here we have some of the properties that make our Organic Biodynamic Extravirgin Olive Oil unique:
∞ High content of monounsaturated fatty acids helps reduce the presence of "bad" cholesterol LDL and triglycerides in the blood.
∞ The Extravirgin Olive Oil is rich with vitamins A,D,E,K, betacarotene and other antioxidants which help to prevent tumours and to reduce the effects of ageing. Moreover, life expectancy increases as a result.
∞ Helps to prevent and control diabetes, eases digestion, prevents gallstones, reduces dementia and protects skin and hair tone.
Average nutritional values of our Organic-Demeter Extravirgin Olive Oil
Polifenoli 200 e 300 mg/kg
Polyphenols are powerful antioxidantswhich help to combat cellular ageing, counteracting the action of free radicals, resulting from the natural cellular metabolism process. Where cells oxidise and die prematurely. Just as with plants, polyphenols protect from external agents for the human body and they act as antiviral and anti-inflammatory
Oleic Acid 77-80%
The oleic acid is an omega 9 fat, meaning that it belongs to the group of monounsaturated fats. Which is among the type of lipids that if consumed in sufficient amount deliver great benefits to our health.
Gastronomic and organoleptic aspects
To be used raw as a condiment, garnishing hot or cold dishes made of legumes (lentils, beans, chickpeas) or cereals (whole grain oats, barley, spelt)
While use to fry it will enhance the nutritional value of the food due to the phenolic composition of the oil. Smoke point 410 ºF / 210 ºC
Our oil is composed of the varieties: Moraiolo (80%), Leccino (10%) and Frantoio (10%)
its main aromas are composed of herbs typical of the Mediterranean basin: rosemary, wild thyme and wild mint.
The flavours that can be distinguished are a bold fruity herbal taste with a pungent end.