Flavor Your Life Discusses the Heritage and Importance of Olive Oil

Flavor Your Life outlines the roots of extra virgin olive oil in European culture.

BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life, a campaign dedicated to educating consumers about the latest in olive oil industry news, explains the heritage and origins of extra virgin olive oil, such as Tuscan olive oil, across the European Union.

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Olive oil has come to signify the historical and cultural aspects of various European countries. It is a health item used throughout the Mediterranean and is essential to the traditional cuisine. Olive oil is an interesting product because it is unique to the area it is produced in. Often if cannot be perfectly duplicated because of the unique conditions that the olives are cultivated in each time they are harvested and juiced. From Northern to Southern Italy, lives are different in every area, giving each oil a local uniqueness.

The landscape, climate, and altitude all contribute to the uniqueness of each area's olive oil. Italian oils vary from rich to light, fruity to delicate, and peppery to almond-like. They also vary in color, ranging from light golden yellows to oranges and greens. Numerous varieties of olives are present in the Peninsula. These include: Taggiasca and Lavagnina in Liguria, Tuscany Frantoio and Leccino, Casaliva from Lake Garda; Moraiolo in Umbria; Carboncella in Sabina, Gentile in Abruzzo; Rotondella in Campania; Ogliarola Coratina, Cima and Cellina in Puglia; Carolea and Sweet Rossano in Calabria; Nocellara del Belice and Tonda Iblea in Sicily; Bosana, Black Gonnos, and Pizz'e Carroga in Sardinia.

Flavor Your Life campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.

Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, Flavor Your Life, 855-347-4228, takara@fishbat.com

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