3-Olive Oils

Olive oil is an important part of most people’s lives in the developed countries and especially in Europe, in Spain and Italy and Greece. The oils we use are dependent on acidity and are expressed in Oleic acidity which helps define the classifications and distinctions between the three types of olive oil we use daily. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleic_acid

Extra virgin olive oil: virgin olive oil which has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams, and the other characteristics of which correspond to those fixed for this category in this standard

Virgin olive oil: virgin olive oil which has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 2 grams per 100 grams and the other characteristics of which correspond to those fixed for this category in this standard.

Ordinary virgin olive oil: virgin olive oil which has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 3.3 grams per 100 grams and the other characteristics of which correspond to those fixed for this category in this standard.1/.