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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Light Fruity

Light Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Light Fruity Extra Virgin Oil is an oil tending to sweet, soft and with a delicate perfume with very light spicy nuances. It is excellent for use on simple dishes with a little intense flavor such as fried fish, meat or fish snacks, white sauces such as mayonnaise.

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What does Light Fruity Extra Virgin Oil mean?

Often, next to the wording Extra virgin olive oil there is the adjective Fruity .
According to the International Olive Oil Council the adjective fruity indicates the presence of the typical fragrance of healthy, fresh and cultured olive at the right degree of ripeness.
The first distinctive feature of an extra virgin olive oil is in fact its perfume, identical to that obtained by pressing an olive between your fingers.
Fruity means therefore the intensity of perfumes that the oil gives off both on the nose and retro-nasally with the tasting.
The fruity oil is classified according to a scale of intensity, established at regulatory level:

  • Light fruity oil
  • Medium fruity oil
  • Intense fruity oil

What does the different fruity intensity of the oil depend on?

There are several factors that can determine the fruity intensity of the oil. The main ones are:

  • the time of the olive harvest
  • the olive processing method
  • the cultivars of olives used, that is the varieties from which the various types of oil are obtained, each with a precise distinctive character

The main cultivars that give rise to Light Fruity Olive Oil

The main cultivars from which Light Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil is obtained are:

  • Ogliarola, Cerasuola, Ottobratica are some of the most common varieties in southern Italy
  • Leccino , Seggianese and Carboncella are the most common varieties in central Italy
  • Taggiasca and Grignano are some of the cultivars of northern Italy

Uses of Light Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Light Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil is perfect for simple dishes, with a little intense flavor, such as fried fish, meat or fish snacks, white sauces such as mayonnaise, delicate salads (valerian , lettuce), steamed or boiled fish, sautéed for sea fish, sour vegetables. Seafood salad, pumpkin risotto, ligurian rabbit, pasta with pesto, chicken escalope with lemon, fried courgette or courgette flowers.