Chemical Definitions

Kingston Olive Oil Company - Healthy LivingDefinitions Used with Olive Oils

We know that labelling on products often provides terms and definitions that we just do not connect with. Here is a listing of some definitions associated with olive oils to help you to understand the importance, how it affects the quality of the product and the benefits to your health.

In addition to the chemical characteristics, there is also a sensory taste that Olive oil tasters describe the positive attributes using the following terms:

Fruity: Having pleasant spicy fruit flavors characteristic of fresh ripe or green olives. Ripe fruit yields oils that are milder, aromatic, buttery, and floral. Green fruit yields oils that are grassy, herbaceous, bitter, and pungent. Fruitiness also varies by the variety of olive.

Bitter: Creating a mostly pleasant acrid flavor sensation on the tongue.

Pungent: Creating a peppery sensation in the mouth and throat

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