At Villa Hurmuses we believe in providing our guests with the best of everything — olive oil included. That’s why we invest in supreme quality Greek extra virgin olive oil. Our olive oil is supplied from a Greek family’s olive grove in Sparta, a town in the Peloponnese region.
Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tradition
In Greece, Patricia Kakouni’s family produces our villa’s olive oil. Her family’s Spartan olive grove boasts more than 800 olive trees. The grove has been passed on from generation to generation. The olives produce Greek extra virgin olive oil of supreme quality with a velvet essence. The secret lies in the excellent growing conditions, coupled with centuries of family love and tender care as well as experience. The result of this dedication is excellent extra virgin olive oil with low acidity.
Patricia says excellent quality olive oils can be measured by the color, which begins as a lovely green and as it matures it practically turns gold. The olive oil should be rich and not watery.
Here are some other facts about Greek extra virgin olive oil.
Greek extra virgin olive oil is unique
If we are to compare the Greek extra virgin olive oil to other olive oil producing countries, what makes Greek olive oil unique is the climate that it is cultivated in. The special southern Greek climate near the sea and the mountains with long sun-drenched days are ideal for top grade olive oil and olives.
Natural fertilizers are a secret ingredient
Another secret ingredient lies in using natural fertilizers. Did you know that the extra virgin olive oil is one of the few oils that can be consumed without chemical processing? Yes, in fact nearly every other vegetable oil is detoxified and refined with steam and solvents.
Olive oil is the heart of the Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthiest diets in the world, its primary focus is on a substantial consumption of olive oil. People who have embraced the Mediterranean diet have experienced tremendous health benefits. Studies have shown that an increased consumption of olive oil helps to decrease the rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Be generous with your olive oil consumption to benefit from its unique substances.
The Best Olive Oil at Villa Hurmuses Mykonos
Greek extra virgin olive oil is ideal for both salads and cooking. At Villa Hurmuses, Ann Marie has been using this special Greek extra virgin olive oil for all of her Greek recipes. The result? Well, you must try her cooking soon.
Have you ever tried Greek extra virgin olive oil?