What makes Healthy Harvest olive oil different than what I find in stores?
Do a quick google search on fraud in the olive oil industry and you’ll find that most olive oil sold in stores, although labeled extra virgin, is actually virgin (processed using high heat or chemicals) or cut and blended with refined oils such as canola, corn, or soybean.
Where does your olive oil come from?
Our olive oils are raw, unfiltered extra virgin olive oils. They come from an organic single estate farm in Italy (True Tuscan) with over a 213-year history and an organic single estate farm in Greece with a 160-year-old history. Additionally we offer Healthy Harvest Greek, another Greek EVOO from the local co-op in Sparta. Healthy Harvest Greek is perfect for daily use.
All our EVOO’s are first cold pressed.
How do I know it’s pure extra virgin olive oil?
We provide independent chemist reports, which are conducted yearly. Our olive oil is such high quality we also guarantee it will not go rancid for a minimum of 3 years.
How long will the olives and oil last?
Our olive oil is so pure we guarantee it will not go rancid for a minimum of three years. We recommend enjoying the olives within one year of purchase.
Can I heat Healthy Harvest olive oil?
Yes! Millions of people cook with EVOO daily. Pure extra virgin olive oil has a smoke point of 410 degrees. Cold consumption is always more healthy with any oil; however, a study conducted by the Olive Oil Times website in 2014 discovered that the vitamins in quality EVOO were not damaged even when the oil was heated to 350 degrees for 24 hours.
We cook every day with our olive oils on low-medium heat.
There is a white film on my olives. Is that normal?
Our olives are traditionally fermented foods that have never been pasteurized. As unprocessed, raw, fermented foods, our olives contain healthy probiotic bacteria (which you might see as white particles), which means they retain their digestive enzyme and antioxidant properties.
Can I buy Healthy Harvest products in stores?
You can find our current list of retail partners here.