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In these ways Berkeley Olive Grove differs greatly from newer mechanically pruned and harvested super- high-density operations. The age of the trees, the terroir, and the dry farming produce rich, quality extra virgin olive oils that are unique in terms of exquisite flavors, very high antioxidants, exemplary stability, and important bioactive constituents. The excellence of these extra virgin olive oils is the result of superior orchard production through milling methods and practices.


Healthfulness


• Extra virgin olive oil is a raw food with live enzymes, improved by being produced at lower temperatures; it’s a monounsaturated fat that raises HDL but lowers LDL.


• Antioxidants are found in phenols. The average polyphenol content reported by UC, Davis Olive Center in 2010 and 2011 was 222 mg caffeic acid/ kg oil. California industrial agriculture olive oils in the report were 41 percent of average. Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 olive oils measured 159 percent (analyzed by an independent laboratory); the average of the 2016 release is 472 gallic, approximately 213 percent of the average. • The primary measure of olive oil stability, usually “acidity” on labels, is the


oxidized oleic fatty acids (lower is better). The international allowance is 0.8 percent. California Olive Oil Council’s is 0.5 percent. Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 offerings have ranged 0.05 percent to 0.28 percent.


from “Berkeley Olive Grove” report by World Olive Labs, dated 12/30/2015.)


~ The Oils ~


California Mission Classic 551: A balanced robust oil with a nice finish one remembers. Exceptionally high in total phenols. Highest-ever-recorded level of oleuropein aglycon (delays onset of


Alzheimer’s).*


California Mission Gold: A medium–robust-intensity oil that pairs well with a large variety of foods. It is produced from nonindustrial agriculture practices and without petroleum-based or other synthetic chemicals. Very high total


phenols.*


California Mission Reserve: Medium-robust. Soft fruit and buttery with a hint of green, balanced with condiment bitterness and pungency.


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The “Berkeley Olive Grove 1913” olive oil from Oroville, California, produced in November 2015 showed very high levels of natural biophenols with proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective, and neuroprotective activity when analyzed by World Olive Labs. The oil biophenol levels ranked among the top 2.5 percent of worldwide olive oils analyzed by World Olive Labs from 2010 to 2015. (Edited excerpts by Agbiolab


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Higher than average total phenols.* Mission Olives & Lisbon Lemon;


Mission Olives & Blood Orange: California Mission Citrus is late-harvest Mission olives and lemon or blood orange milled together. Wonderfully complements salads, cooked vegetables, and fish. Great for baking, desserts, paired with vanilla ice cream or watermelon. *Descriptions taken from 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition


Berkeley Olive Grove oils are available online at www.BerkeleyOliveGrove.com and at health-food stores such as S&S Produce & Chico Natural Foods in Chico.


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