Ozelia has won season`s second Gold Award from the Zeytindostu International Quality Contest.
Zeytindostu Foundation (Meaning "Friends of Olive") has been hosting one of the most prestigious EVOO quality competitions of Turkey, which is also considered "The Oscars of EVOO" among the EVOO producers.
This year`s competition was held in Gaziantep, which is one of the important olive growing cities of Turkey. The participation to the contest has been regulated with strict rules and requirements, including detailed chemical test results from the accredited labs. After the careful evaluation of each EVOO sample with a blind test, tasting panel`s scores determine the winners of gold, silver and bronze awards.
We have participated with EVOO samples from our early harvest "Uslu" variety that are hand picked from our orchards. The fruits pressed in our own mill within hours from the harvest. The acidity level was measured as 0.2% right after the pressing. The dark green color and robust, fruity aroma of the EVOO was the proof of high polyphenol content. So, we didn`t even bother ourselves for a lab test.
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