What is Cold Pressing?
Cold pressing is a method of extracting oil where the oil seeds are crushed and pressed at a low temperature to produce pure, high-quality oil. The temperature during extraction does not exceed 27 degrees Celsius, thus preserving the delicate flavours and nutritional properties of the oil.
Bellucci Olive Oil Cold Pressing Process
Yes, Bellucci olive oil is cold pressed. Cold pressing is the extraction method utilized by the Bellucci company to ensure the procurement of premium, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).
Importance of Cold Pressing in Olive Oil Industry
- Quality Maintenance: Olive oils produced using the cold pressing technique retain high amounts of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, and monounsaturated fats. It is the gold standard in EVOO production.
- Flavor Preservation: Cold pressing ensures that the delicate flavours of the olive are well maintained, offering a richer and more complete culinary experience to the consumers.
- Health Factor: Owing to its minimal oxidation, cold pressed oils are superior in health benefits as they maintain a higher nutritional content.
Bellucci’s Commitment to Master Craft
Bellucci takes pride in staying committed to the age-old tradition of cold-pressing olives to produce their olive oil. They believe in the art of olive oil making and follow a host of standards and certifications like the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). Furthermore, their dedication to traceability means you can trace each bottle of Bellucci EVOO right back to the grove where the olives were grown.