Olio Zo Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
Product Description The premium Organic extra VIRGIN olive oil “OLIOZO” is a very strong antioxidant with incredible beneficial qualities for our body, thanks to its rich polyphenols. It is characterized by a pleasant fruity and pungent flavor sensation combine with the aroma of a recently cut olive. It is exclusively produced on the grounds of the traditional olive grove “ANTONIOU”.
Nutrition Values (Per 100ml)
Energy KJ: 3700
Fat of mono-unsaturate: 75.0
Fat of poly-unsaturate: 9.2
Fat of which unsaturate: 15.8
Carbohydrate of which sugars: 0.0
Protein: 0.0 Salt: 0.0
OLIO ZO it is a small family business run by the Antoniou family, located in the area of the ancient Tamassos of the 6th century B.C., in the heart of the island. Ancient Tamassos was one of the ten Greek kingdoms of Cyprus. The main occupation of the area’s inhabitants was copper extraction and olive cultivation; this is why enormous centenarian olive trees are found, even today, around the area. Since the ancient times, the Antoniou family has been mainly involved in olive-growing and the production and trading of olives and olive oil. And, so, the secrets of the ancient times were passed from generation to generation to this day.
In 1998, using all these secrets and expertise gained through its ancestors, the Antoniou family decided to create and plant a new olive grove with the Koroneiki and Kalamon olive tree varieties, in the area of ancient Tamassos where the climate conditions, water and soil greatly favour the cultivation of olive trees. In 2004, the olive grove was integrated into the organic farming scheme and, to this day, it is monitored and certified yearly as an organic olive grove by Lacon, a German company. An organic farmer’s logbook is also kept, where all activities carried out in relation to the olive grove are recorded and certified. Today, the olive grove comprises 1000 trees in a 30,000m2 area.