In the various countries, where Olive Oil is cultivated, each country has his various regions, cultivation methods and developments. Additional the big choice of various kinds of olives and the different influences of the weather conditions in each region effect this variety.
At least the time of the harvest, the method, from hand selected up to harvesting with machinery, decides over the future quality of the olive oil as well.
Not only due to this variation, as well due to the resulting variety of characters in tastes, colors and odors and all other characters, specialists tests the olive oil pure such as wine. This assessment of olive oil is called organoleptic. This assessment will be held without any measures and only with the personal experience of the tester himself.
For the commercial trading such a single sensory measurement is not helpful, why international agreed parameters of measureable values are used, since deliveries can be served with analyses to prove the quality of each delivery.
Advantages of Olive Oil