Saturday, June 16, 2007


Another type of olive in Amelia Oil is the moraiolo cultivar (featured above). This cultivar is most common in Umbria, Tuscany, Le Marche and Abruzzo. It is usually cultivated together with the frantoio cultivar. Moraiolo tends to have a grassier taste and balances the fruitiness of the frantoio olives. I personally think it is this olive that gives our oil its 'green' taste. It reminds me of lying down in long grass when I smell it. To really enjoy this grassy, greenness it is best to consume fresh oil that is no older than a year.

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