Gold, Silver, Silver,Bronze EVOO competitions;Napa,LA International No. Hemisphere,California Olive Oil Council,Yolo; This is all the same oil just different opinions. Did you know that having a unbalanced olive oil can still be EVOO. If the main attributes are there the oil is great quality. Low acidity .03 peroxide 5, polyphenols high 322, and other chemical levels. The difference is that the tastes are more defining like grassy, fruity,buttery, nutty flavors and peppery finish which also includes bitterness, astringency and tartness.Oils which are rather smooth are a later harvest. The early harvest has the highest polyphenols-anti oxidants. (healthier oil).
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