Olive Oil & Basil
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For this BIO PLANÈTE condiment Olive Oil, we blend precious basil and fine Olive Oil from Por-tugal into one aromatic fresh composition. It is so aromatic that there is no need to add any essential oils – 100% natural and 100% organic.
Immediately after their harvest, the ripe olives along with fresh basil are pressed by our partner mills. During this process, the basil’s natural essential oils merge with the Olive Oil and provide it with a unique aroma. We use the olive varieties Cobrancosa, Cordovil de Serpa and Arbequina for our delicious condiment oil.
Ideas for recipes and use of Olive Oil & Basil
Basil is also referred to as “king of herbs”. Its intense aromatic characteristics blend in perfectly with the olive oil’s traits. This way, the olive oil gives off a Mediterranean aura in every dish and offers versatile applications: It is perfect for risotto, pizza, and pasta, as well as for improving sauces, salads and deliciousred fruit jelly with basil.
When harvesting our olives, we can rule out the possibility of birds being killed by highend automated harvesting equipment. We are in constant close contact with our farmers, who only harvest olives during the day using gentle vibration machines or by hand. Learn more about olive harvesting techniques here.
* Product of organic farming
Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
** % of daily reference intake (adults)
How long can I keep Olive Oil?
In contrast to wine, Olive Oil does not get better with age. Its essential components, such as mono-unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and polyphenols are broken down when stored for a long time. This also creates substances which negatively impact on taste. That's why you should use Olive Oil within a year or at most two years of it being harvested. The use-by dates give you a safe guidance value of good quality and taste.
How are olives harvested? Do birds die during olive harvest?
No. Our olives are harvested by hand using gentle rocking techniques. The olives fall on a collecting screen which the farm labourers can remove. We maintain continuous close contact with our farmers and can definitively confirm that, in the absence of highly automated harvesters, no songbirds are killed. Our farmers grow their olives in traditional regions using old, large olive trees on rocky ground which make it impossible to use such harvesters.
How should I store Olive Oil?
Olive Oil should always be protected from light irradiation. That's why we always fill our BIO PLANÈTE Olive Oils in high-quality light-protection bottles which shield the oil from light and oxygen. Olive Oil can be stored in the fridge, but this is not a requirement. It also lasts for many months at room temperatures.
Can I still use flaky Olive Oil?
Olive Oil can become flaky at temperatures below +7°C. This is normal and does not influence its quality or taste. If you increase ambient temperature again, the oil will liquefy again within only a few hours.
Do you supplement the Condiments Olive Oil with additional essences?
No, immediately after the harvest, the fresh olives are pressed together with select basil, garlic or chillis. In this way, the natural, intense aroma passes to the Olive Oil. The olive varieties Cobrancosa, Cordovil de Serpa and Arbequina are used. These harmonise outstandingly with the natural flavours.
What is Condiments Olive Oil used for?
Its intense aroma harmonises perfectly with that of Olive Oil. Condiments Olive oilmagicly adds a Mediterranean flair to every dish and can be used in many different ways: it is perfect for risottos, sauces, meat, pizza, bruschetta, salads and pasta as well as to refine sauces and salads.