AGOURELEO: Olive oil produced with unripe green olives - This is the early harvest

January 23, 2017
Serving you since 1997

AGOURELEO: Olive oil produced with unripe green olives. This is the early harvest

Early harvest extra virgin olive oils can be more expensive and hard to find than other extra virgin oils since unripe olives produce less oil and need to be handpicked right from the trees. Even so, more are finding their bitter taste, extra low acidity [this year acidity is 0.34] and higher antioxidant content is worth the money. Polyphenols oleacein and oleocanthal, olive oil is the only source of food containing those two powerful antioxidant ingredients. This sparked interest in the scientific community it may be the next medicine in the pharmacy. Very limited quantities of olive oil is produced from unripe fruit in Greece each year.

An authentic early harvest olive oil needs very highly skilled people and carries the passion of those people and the characteristics of the region.

There are many advantages to pressing unripe olives: gathering fruit early gives the trees a break that leads to high return every year; harvesting early reduces the chance of damage to olives from frost, hail, and similar weather problems, thus reducing farmer’s risks. The excellent nutritional value of early harvest olive oil is acknowledged worldwide, which makes it a ‘super-weapon’ for olive oil farmers and producers.

The higher chlorophyll content in unripe olives makes the early harvest oil called “agoureleo” in Greek, greener and richer in healthy polyphenols. It is possible to find early harvest Greek extra virgin olive oils produced with the green olives in November, made from the Koroneiki olives hand-harvested in the southern Peloponnese.

This rare quality is the royalty of olive oil and is worth more than double the value of extra virgin olive oil. The University of Athens and California Davis are working on a clinical research study to prove the effectiveness of Greek Olive Oil in human health. Remember AGOURELEO always has a Harvest Year and Best Before Date. We are proud to bring this quality of olive oil to your table. Golden Olive Eleni ® organic extra virgin olive oil. 

From the olive grove,

Basil Koutalianos


Olive Oil Cookbook

From the Olive Grove
Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil

A wonderful combination of Greek classics, treasured family recipes, and some wonderful recipes as supplied by the chefs who use our olive oil.
Read More
Did you know?
Prevents Calcium Loss
Olive oil promotes bone development and mineralization; studies show the more you consume the greater the benefit.
Read More

Site Login