Choosing the right packing is important to preserve your oil
Olive oil container
The presentation of olive oil is important. A few years ago, there were practically only plastic bottles and jugs on the market. Olive oil was considered a “commodity” product. Therefore, the packers were simply looking for the cheapest possible container for transport.
However, both producers and scientists began to recognize the quality of those juices. In addition, they found out in detail about their composition that both oleic acid as a monounsaturated fatty acid and polyphenols such as oleocanthal and hydroxytyrosol were very interesting!
What they also confirmed is that these valuable components only worked when the oil was extra virgin, and the higher its quality, the better. For this reason, the oil mills began to completely change their processes.
Therefore, they acquired modern presses and centrifuges with which they could extract the oil cold and quickly to keep these valuable but volatile components stayed inside.
Bottles, carafes or cans?
When it came to bottling opaque glass bottles emerged. In fact, these bottles block the passage of light, the first enemy of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil).
In the same way, cans were used because they were both opaque and they protected the oil from heat, its second enemy.
Also, PET bottles have been also improved, making them more resistant, cleaner and opaquer.
With those containers, in just a few years, extra virgin olive oil has quickly reached the rank of gourmet product, on a par with the best wines.
And it definitely deserves it! They are tasty and aromatic juices that delight our food and also protect our health.