Coratina Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
The flavor of Coratina olive oil perfectly captures what people think of when they think of a green Italian olive oil. Coratina is an early harvest olive oil, with a strong green olive aroma. Its high polyphenol levels give Coratina a strong peppery finish.
Native to Italy, but grown today throughout the world, Coratina olive trees grow faster and more erect than others. Coratina olives are harvested early, when the olives start to turn black at the tip - or, in warmer areas, when the olives turn from green to yellowish.
Coratina olive oil puts an exclamation mark on simple dishes like tomato and mozzarella, bruschetta or grilled vegetables. Fantastic base for marinades, and delicious paired with balsamic vinegars [try Grapefruit Balsamic!].
Olive Oil, comes from olives, which are the fruit of the hardy, long-lived olive tree. Olive oil is a hugely popular oil throughout the world, both for cooking and for eating as a condiment [like a salad dressing, or a bread dip, or in a sauce] with foods. Extra virgin olive oil is considered by most people to be the highest-quality olive oil, with the finest taste and texture.
Choosing an olive oil can be similar to selecting a wine. The flavor of these oils vary considerably and a particular oil may be more suited for a particular dish, depending on whether you are pan-frying, sauteing, stir-frying, grilling or baking... or whether you are using the oil for marinades, dips, and dressings. If uncompromised by heat, the flavor of the olive oil is stronger.