The MANI olive oil test

Posted by Anna 05pm31Europe/Athens_f2022Mon, 05 Dec 2022 17:54:22 +020012pm31_22052022Mon, 05 Dec 2022 17:54:22 +020031 0 Comment(s) Magazine,Interesting facts about olive oil,

 

High-quality organic olive oil , which was obtained on the basis of careful harvesting and production, can be recognized by its taste and quality, among other things. With the help of olive oil tests, regular attempts are made to reflect the quality standards of olive oils and in this way to provide consumers with a well-founded purchase recommendation. However, one should not blindly trust such test results. The following article reveals why olive oil tests are only meaningful to a certain extent and also compares the best MANI products.

 

 

 

MANI olive oil in the olive oil test.

 

In olive oil tests, a wide variety of criteria are examined.

 

 

 

MANI Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Selection 

 

Like the other olive oils from the organic pioneer MANI, the MANI extra virgin olive oil, Selection is also obtained directly from olives - from Koroneiki olives of a single variety . It is then produced cold using only mechanical processes. It is characterized by a fresh and fruity taste combined with a gentle spiciness and tastes good in both cold and warm dishes. The MANI extra virgin olive oil, Selection convinces not only in the kitchen practice but also on paper. It has received several awards in olive oil competitions and has already won a number of gold medals.

 

 

Type Extra virgin
Organic product Yes
Quality class 1st quality class
Quality Naturland Fair, EU organic logo, Greek agriculture, vegan - Europ. Vegetarian Union
Kind of Olive oil Extracted cold
Packaging glass bottle and tin
Country of origin Greece
Size different sizes from 0.25 liters to 5 litres
Taste Fruity and mild with a fresh, gentle spiciness
Awards EVO IOOC 2022, BERLIN GOOA 2022, Athioc 2022, BIOL 2022, Biofach 2022, WR EVOO 2021 , EVO IOOC 2021, NYIOOC 2021, BIOL 2021, BERLIN GOOA 2021, eve leserliebling 2021, EVO IOOC 2020, Feinschmecker OLIO Award 2020, EVO IOOC 2020, BERLIN GOOA 2020, EVO IOOC 2018, BioFach 2018

 

 

 

MANI extra virgin olive oil, Kalamata POD

 

The MANI extra virgin olive oil, Kalamata POD is characterized by its golden-green color and exquisite taste . The interplay of mild fruit aromas and a spicy-herbal note not only goes well with salads, but also represents a definite enrichment for the warm kitchen.

 

The Koroneiki olive used is an autochthonous olive variety from the southern Peloponnese , which thrives on the Greek peninsula - more precisely in Kalamata - under optimal conditions. In addition to the mineral soil and the numerous hours of sunshine, gentle harvesting and expert extraction also play a decisive role when it comes to producing high-quality organic olive oils. In partnership with the local olive farmers, an olive oil is created that brings real taste quality to the salad bowl.

 

 

Type Extra virgin
Organic product Yes
Quality class 1st quality class
Quality

EU organic logo, Greek agriculture, vegan - Europ. Vegetarian Union, protected designation of origin

Kind of Olive oil Extracted cold
Packaging glass bottle
Country of origin Greece
Size 0.5 liters
Taste Fruity and mild with a fresh, gentle spiciness and herbs
Awards Biofach 2022, EVO IOOC 2022, World of OLIVE OIL, BioFach 2018

 

 

 

 

MANI extra virgin olive oil, Polyphenol

 

The MANI extra virgin olive oil, Polyphenol not only performs excellently in olive oil tests, but also in health issues. Due to the high polyphenol content of 500 mg/kg, the organic olive oil can proudly claim its health-promoting effects. Polyphenols are so-called secondary plant substances that are deposited in the surface layer of (stone) fruits. The most important "Olive oil polyphenol" is named oleuropein and is said to protect the body from free radicals as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect.

 

The polyphenol content in an olive oil depends, among other things, on the variety, cultivation conditions, harvest time and the extraction process. The organic pioneer MANI was the first supplier to bring an olive oil with such a high polyphenol content onto the organic market .

 

 

 

Type Extra virgin
Organic product Yes
Quality class 1st quality class
Quality

EU organic logo, Greek agriculture, vegan - Europ. Vegetarian Union

Kind of Olive oil Extracted cold
Packaging glass bottle
Country of origin Greece
Size 0.5 liters
Taste Intense fruit flavor with a bit more spiciness
Awards Olympia Awards 2022, Olympia Awards 2021, Olympia Awards 2020, BERLIN GOOA 2021, BERLIN GOOA 2020, Bestes Bio 2020, eve leserliebling 2020, GENUSS.Magazine Oil Award 2019

 

 

 

MANI ginger olive oil

 

The Koroneiki olive is native to the middle finger of the Peloponnese and is the ideal basis for the MANI ginger olive oil. After the gentle - mostly hand-picked - harvest, the olive oil is obtained cold-extracted . For the spicy ginger taste, freshly cut pieces of ginger are then added to a small amount of olive oil and marinated until the desired aroma is achieved. Then the resulting infused olive oil is mixed with olive oil.

 

 

Type Extra virgin
Organic product Yes
Quality class 1st quality class
Quality

EU organic logo, Greek agriculture, vegan - Europ. Vegetarian Union,

Kind of Olive oil Extracted cold
Packaging glass bottle
Country of origin Greece
Size 0.25 liters
Taste Fruity-mild olive oil with an aromatic note of ginger
Awards EVO IOOC – EVO International Olive Oil Contest, in Paestum, Italy 2019, BERLIN GOOA 2021

 

 

 

Organic olive oil with lemon

 

In the GENUSS.Magazine Oil Award 2019, MANI organic olive oil with lemon took third place in the olive oil test. The organic olive oil owes its fruity-lemon taste to the addition of natural essential lemon oil . Finely chopped fresh lemon peels are placed in a small amount of olive oil. These are only removed from the oil once the optimum fruit aroma has been achieved. This natural infused olive oil is then blended with olive oil.

The refreshing lemon aroma of the organic olive oil with lemon is not only used in cold dishes, but also when baking cakes and many other delicacies.

 

 

Type Extra virgin
Organic product Yes
Quality class 1st quality class
Quality

EU organic logo, Greek agriculture, vegan - Europ . Vegetarian Union

Kind of Olive oil Extracted cold
Packaging glass bottle
Country of origin Greece
Size 0.25 liters and 0.5 liters
Taste Fruity and spicy with a refreshing note of lemon
Awards GENUSS.Magazine Oil Award 2019

 

 

Which olive oil is the best?

 

As the test winner among the MANI olive oils, the MANI extra virgin olive oil, Selection repeatedly prevails in various olive oil tests. It even triumphed with the gold or silver medal at selected awards for several years.

 

 

For an olive oil to go down in olive oil history as a first-class organic olive oil, however, it needs more than a place on the podium. A lot of work and expertise goes into action behind the scenes , because the path from a high-quality olive to a high-quality olive oil invariably involves “high-quality” production. It is particularly important that the olive oil comes into contact with oxygen as little as possible during the entire process. For this reason, MANI has dedicated itself entirely to the cold extraction method, which, in contrast to cold pressing, takes place in a closed system throughout.

 

 

Organic Olive Oils in Olive Oil Tests

 

In addition to cultivation, soil conditions, harvest and purely mechanical production, a large number of other fundamental quality criteria determine the end result. Organic olive oils are:

  • Made exclusively from natural materials .
  • free from contaminants such as pesticide residues.
  • under fair working conditions .

In order to deliver truly authentic results, all of these aspects should be recorded and mapped as part of an olive oil test. It is also important to take into account that olive oils are produced anew every year, which can automatically lead to tiny fluctuations in the composition of the content. For a natural product, this is completely "natural" .

 

These natural fluctuations sometimes lead to different results when examining product quality. In addition, published tests sometimes lack specific information regarding the procedure, test criteria and weighting. Improved traceability and transparency would be desirable.

 

The bottom line is that olive oil test results have so far been classified as indicators that give a first impression of an oil. Additional self-research into company values, product philosophy and cultivation methods provides additional information about which olive oil should ultimately be given preference.

 

 

MANI olive oil tasting

 

Nothing convinces more authentically of the quality of a product than getting a taste of it yourself . For this it is not necessary to order "into the blue" at all, because there is a much more comfortable option: an olive oil tasting in the MANI shop in Vienna. In groups of five people or more, olive oil fans have the chance to immerse themselves in the fresh and fruity world of taste of MANI organic olive oils and in this way to discover potential new kitchen favourites.

 

At the olive oil tasting in Vienna, various olive oils are available for testing.

In the MANI shop in Vienna, olive oils can be tested as part of a tasting.

 

The tastings will be held at Seidengasse 32 in Vienna . A tasting not only includes testing selected olive oils and enjoying a Greek snack, but also provides many interesting background facts about olive oil production. Visitors can also take a look behind the scenes at MANI and get an exciting account of the story from the first olives harvested to the present day.

 

Tastings usually take place about once a month.

 

Registration is by email: verkostung@mani.bio

 

 

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