What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil ?
There are 4 categories of olive oil which are
a) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
b) Virgin Olive Oil
c) Olive Oil
d) Pomace Olive Oil
The term “Virgin” denotes that this category of olive oil is produced only with mechanical treatment
i.e. it is not subject to chemical treatment as it happens in the category “Olive Oil” or in the
category “Pomace Olive Oil”.
The term “Extra” denotes the superior quality compared to the category “Virgin Olive Oil” in terms
of its chemical (tighter limits) and organoleptic (no defects) analysis.