Olive Oil & Truffle
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Lovers of natural truffle oils will be delighted: with the onset of this year’s truffle season, we offer a delicious truffle oil, for which only fresh Italian truffles have been used. This exquisite choice makes our precious composition one of the few truffle products to do completely without added flavor – 100% natural.
The truffle has been referred to as the “diamond of the kitchen” – one reason for this term lies in its potential of giving a unique culinary magic to food, the other reason is their rarity. We have chosen the highly regarded Italian Alba truffle for this composition. The truffles are put in premium Italian olive oil into which they release their magnificent aroma (maceration).
This condiment oil will impress you with a balanced, yet intensive aroma of fresh truffles. A few drops are enough to deliciously round off your risotto creations, pasta- or potato dishes, or an elegant carpaccio.
* Product of organic farming
Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
** % of daily reference intake (adults)
A few drops suffice.
What does cold pressing mean?
"Cold pressing" assumes that no external heat is added. When we cold-press oils, the temperature is monitored and we ensure that no high temperatures are reached. We can therefore guarantee that the quality of the oil is not impaired.
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.
Is the BIO PLANÈTE Olive oil & Truffles vegan?
The truffles are collected between mid-September and the end of December. The gatherers – locally called "Trifolau" – collect truffles in the mountains at dusk and in the dark. The Trifolau are helped in their search by trained mixed breed dogs who sniff out the truffles with their especially good sense of smell. Since dogs are used in finding the truffles, we have decided to label the oil as "not vegan".
How can you guarantee that these are organic truffles?
The truffles grow in a private woodland. This woodland is left to grow naturally and separated from the surrounding areas with fences. It is used exclusively as the habitat for the truffles used in our oil.