When you visit Harvest Oil & Vinegar, you will see our fustis (stainless steel containers that house our wonderful product) draped with tags that provide descriptions of each of our Ultra Premium Olive Oils, Flavored Olive Oils, Aged Balsamic Vinegar or Specialty Oils. Included on our selection of Ultra Premium Olive Oils you will find a full chemical assessment which lets you know that our olive oils are Ultra Premium Certified. If you don’t see the Ultra Premium logo, it’s not Ultra Premium! So what do all the different chemistry components on our fusti tags mean? Stop by this blog often as we break down the all important chemistry in our Ultra Premium Olive Oils:
Free Fatty Acid- FFA (Acidity):
The lower, the better!
The International Olive Oil Council requires that this number be below 0.8/100g in order for an olive oil to be considered Extra Virgin grade. Our average is about 0.2! Also, the lower the FFA, the higher the smoke point of that particular oil.