FAQs of Olive Oil
Flaschengeist oils are premium quality, cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil produced in Australia. That’s right – Australia owned producers and proud of it!
What is 'extra virgin' olive oil?
In order to be 'extra virgin' olive oil, the oil needs an acidity level less than 0.8%, among other attributes. The acidity of Flaschengeist oil s is typically around 0.12%. It is also considered the best; least processed ‘comprising’ (extract so to speak) the oil from the first pressing of the olives
What is ‘first pressed’?
The oil that comes from the first "pressing" of the olive, is extracted without using heat (a cold press) or chemicals, and has no "off" flavours is awarded "extra virgin" status. The less the olive oil is handled, the closer to its natural state, the better the oil. If the olive oil meets all the criteria, it can be designated as "extra virgin".
What is 'cold pressed' olive oil?
The phrase "cold-pressed" is a term originating from the traditional olive presses. This term came about many years ago when olives were "pressed" to extract the oil on traditional machines at room temperature, without the use of additional heat.