Icepressed Organic Rallis Olive Oil has gone mainstream, having been featured recently in one of Canada’s main national newspapers, the Globe and Mail. The article, which can be found here, highlights the uniqueness of the Rallis Icepressed Olive Oil and how a proprietary technology, developed by Theo Rallis, has allowed them to blend the traditional art of olive oil production with modern technology to create a product whose quality surpasses that of any olive oil that is currently being produced.
Ice pressing, the technology in question, allows the olives to be pressed at 0 degrees, something no other producer has replicated. This means that the resulting olive oil retains all of its original nutrients, many of which have been scientifically documented to provide significant health benefits, including improved cognition (memory and thought process) and improved immunity. In fact, the Journal of Neurology has found that “the colder the processing of olive oil, the higher the immune boosting properties.”
As Theo explains, icepressing yields significantly less oil than the traditional heat method, resulting in a very premium product, “it truly is a live, healing oil”. With a near flawless acidity level of .017%, the flavor is second to none as is demonstrated by the recognition it has received winning the Best Olive Oil award at the Gourmet Products Awards in Los Angeles ‘11/’12 and by its devotees including actor Woody Harrelson and Canadian celebrity chef Mark McKewen.
A lot of information has come out in the past few years about olive oil scams. Tom Mueller first wrote about the corruption in the olive oil industry in 2007, where low quality olive oil was cut with cheaper oils such as sunflower and hazelnut. Fraud in the olive oil industry remains a problem to this day and with little regulation, it appears it will be an issue for some time to come. Rallis Olive Oil however, is as authentic as it gets.
Stay tuned, the Rallis family is adding to its product line to include fresh olives, olive oil soap, and hopefully, in the not too distant future, tapenade (one of my favorites). Real Food eating (not the olive oil soap part) just keeps getting better and better!
You can find Rallis Olive Oil here.