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MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Peloponnese 16.9 fl. oz.

MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Peloponnese 16.9 fl. oz.

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  • Early Harvest
  • High Quality
  • Velvet Textured

MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Olive Oil is produced by olives selected from the heart of the Messinian land. Peloponnese since the Mycenaean era provides high quality olive oil.
Through History and centuries of tradition Koroneiki variety has been declared the crown of Greek olive oil. Koroneiki variety offers delicious, low-acidity, velvet textured olive oil. Early Harvest olive oil has rich, spicy flavor, intense fruity aroma. Ideal for raw consumption.

 

Product Details

Each bottle contains 16.9 fl. oz / 500 mL of olive oil.

Farm Information

The "Messinian" refers to a region, rather than an island. Messinia is a historic region in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. The region is known for its olive oil production and is home to some of the finest olive oil in the country and the world. Messinia's olive oil is highly regarded for its quality and flavor. Here are some key points about Messinian olive oil:

Geographic Location: Messinia is located in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese, overlooking the Ionian Sea. Its Mediterranean climate and fertile soil provide ideal conditions for olive cultivation.

Olive Varietals: The olive oil produced in Messinia is often made from the Koroneiki olive variety. Koroneiki olives are small but have a high oil content, resulting in a rich and flavorful olive oil.

Traditional Methods: Many olive oil producers in Messinia still adhere to traditional methods of olive oil production. This includes the use of stone mills and hydraulic presses for extraction, which can contribute to the oil's high quality.

Quality Standards: Some olive oils from Messinia have received Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, which indicates that they are produced in a specific geographical area and meet certain quality standards.

Health Benefits: Like other high-quality extra virgin olive oils, Messinian olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, polyphenols, and antioxidants, which are associated with various health benefits, including heart health and anti-inflammatory properties.

Flavor Profile: Messinian olive oil is often described as having a robust and fruity flavor with a peppery finish. It is well-suited for enhancing the flavors of various dishes.

Culinary Uses: Messinian olive oil is used in a wide range of dishes, from salads and dips to grilled meats and seafood. It is also commonly used in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Sustainability: Many olive oil producers in Messinia are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices to preserve the ecosystem and promote long-term sustainability.

Cultural Significance: Olive oil production is deeply rooted in the culture and history of Messinia, and the region has a long tradition of olive cultivation dating back to ancient times.

Awards

  • Berlin GOOA Gold 2022 Award
  • Athena Gold 2022 Award

Pairs Well With

MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Olive Oil, with its rich and spicy flavor, and intense fruity aroma, pairs well with a variety of foods and dishes. Here are some ideas for foods and dishes that complement this olive oil:

Bruschetta: Drizzle MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Olive Oil over freshly toasted bread topped with diced tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese: Combine slices of fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and finish with a balsamic reduction.

Grilled Vegetables: Brush the olive oil on grilled vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and asparagus to enhance their flavor and prevent sticking.

Pasta Primavera: Toss cooked pasta with MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Olive Oil, sautéed vegetables, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for a light and flavorful pasta dish.

Roasted Potatoes: Coat potato wedges with olive oil, season with your favorite herbs and spices, and roast them until crispy.

Salmon Fillet: Drizzle the olive oil over a grilled or baked salmon fillet and add a squeeze of fresh lemon for a Mediterranean-inspired seafood dish.

Greek Yogurt with Honey: Combine Greek yogurt with a drizzle of olive oil, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of crushed nuts for a healthy and delicious dessert or breakfast.

Green Salad: Use MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Olive Oil as the base for a simple vinaigrette to dress your mixed green salad.

Bread Dipping: Serve crusty bread with a small bowl of this olive oil mixed with balsamic vinegar, herbs, and spices for dipping.

Hummus: When serving homemade or store-bought hummus, create a small well in the center and pour olive oil into it. Sprinkle with paprika, cumin, or pine nuts for extra flavor.

Herb-Marinated Olives: Use the olive oil to marinate a mix of olives with fresh herbs, garlic, and citrus zest for a tasty appetizer.

Herb-Infused Olive Oil: Create herb-infused oil by adding rosemary, thyme, or basil to the olive oil and allowing it to infuse for added depth of flavor.

Fruit Salad: Drizzle the olive oil over a refreshing fruit salad for a unique and slightly savory twist.

Chicken Salad: Use the olive oil in a homemade chicken salad as a flavorful and healthy substitute for traditional mayonnaise.

Dips and Spreads: Incorporate MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Olive Oil into homemade dips like pesto, tzatziki, or tapenade for a creamy and flavorful texture.

The rich and spicy flavor, as well as the intense fruity aroma of MYTHOGEA Early Harvest Olive Oil, makes it an excellent choice for enhancing the flavors of various Mediterranean and international dishes. Enjoy experimenting with these pairings to fully appreciate the depth and character of this exceptional olive oil.

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