Leccino Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Leccino olive oil has a slight fruitiness, barely bitter and pungent, somehow sweet and light in color. Leccino olives, along with the Frantoio cultivar, are associated with the Tuscan region of Italy. A mild oil, Leccino olive oil combines a wonderful balance and complexity. Features grassy tones, almonds and a smooth after taste of tropical fruits.
Native to Tuscany, Leccino olive trees are now grown throughout the world. Leccino olive oil has high polyphenol levels and an extremely low level of free oleic acid acidity, meaning it's full of the stuff that's good for you. Leccino olive oil is great for those who like a dipping oil that packs a bit of a punch, or is perfect to use as a stronger-flavored finishing oil. Perfect drizzled over grilled vegetables.
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.