Considered sacred by the Ancient Greeks, the olive tree is the oldest known cultivated tree in history. With roots dating back to 600 BC Greece and Italy, this life-giving tree helped sustain civilizations bordering the Mediterranean Sea for many millennia. Today, the prized Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) from the sturdy olive tree is a staple in every Greek household, used not only in cuisine but in family and religious rituals. A core component of the Mediterranean Diet, which calls for using olive oil instead of butter or margarine, EVOO an antioxidant powerhouse with anti-inflammatory properties known to protect against heart disease. Krinos EVOO is made with olives from Kalamata, in the heart of the Peloponnese, the most famous olive region in Greece. Our olives are cultivated by small family owned growers who hand-pick the olives to avoid bruising, and then gently cold-press them to preserve their full flavor. The result is a delicious olive oil with a rich aroma, fruity flavor, silky texture and the characteristic tangy finish of great EVOOs. This exceptional and versatile olive oil is wonderful for everyday hot and cold preparations, including salad dressings, marinades, sauces, soups and stews. With a stronger flavor profile than a regular olive oil, Krinos EVOO is delicious drizzled over spreads and savored with bread.