La Tourangelle Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold pressed from olives that are harvested early in the season in Andalucía, Spain. Processing shortly after harvest preserves the naturally high antioxidant levels and yields a well-balanced, extra fresh oil, that is bright, peppery, and ideal for daily cooking.
La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from Puente de Genave, a region within the Natural Park of the Sierra de Segura in Spain. The olive oil is often called “mountain olive oil.” Because the trees are in a somewhat stressed environment, they develop high level of antioxidants. This olive varietal has a high oleic acid content. Both high antioxidant and high oleic count make for a very stable and healthy olive oil.
Organic agriculture in a natural park helps ensure a clean olive oil free of typical contaminants found in more intensive style agriculture. Last but not least, the oil comes from trees that are owned by many families that are organized as a co-op. The co-op ensures that the profit from the olives goes back to local families of the region.