IV. OLIVE RESIDUE OIL
Chemical methods (solvents) are used to dissolve oil from
the residue. Olive stones are woody and the oil which remains cannot be
removed naturally, so it is removed through distillation with the use of
solvents. Acidity does not exceed 1.5%.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL UP TO 90%
Greek olive oil producers offer extra virgin olive oil at a percentage of 80-85%. In some areas, such as Crete, this figure is greater, as much as 85-90% and tends to increase!