Organic Aromatic Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bio Orto, 200ml

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An aromatic, herb-flavoured oil When combined, these two ingredients can enhance the flavours of: Tomato salads Fre...

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An aromatic, herb-flavoured oil

When combined, these two ingredients can enhance the flavours of:

  • Tomato salads
  • Fresh cheeses
  • Meat dishes
  • Seafood recipes
  • Light, summery pasta dishes

In fact, this delicate oil has the ability to elevate just about any dish on the table.

Organic Olive Oil, Cold-Pressed with Basil

By crushing Peranzana olives and fresh basil simultaneously, Bio Orto produces an aromatic and flavourful extra virgin olive oil with an enveloping and delicate taste.

Organically grown, handpicked, and cold-pressed in Apulia, Italy. 

Ingredients List: 94% organic extra virgin olive oil, 6% organic fresh basil.

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Nutritional information (typical value for 100g)

Puglia

Puglia is a region of Italy on the southern coast, known as the ‘heel’ of the ‘boot’ of Italy. Visitors can enjoy a piece of everything in Puglia from the Baroque streets in ‘The Florence in the South’ Lecce to the longest coastline in Italy and the unique stone-built, hobbit-style Trullo huts in Alberobello.

This is all dominated by the region’s most treasured source of income, olives. Puglia produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil, making it one of the largest in the world. This oil is used on pastas that are native to the region such as orechiette (little ears) which get their name from their distinctive shape. Orechiette is used in dishes such as orecchiette alle cime di rapa, a simple pasta that combines olive oil, pecorino and cime di rapa (a relative of the humble broccoli).

The most widely grown wine grape in the region is Negroamaro – literally ‘black bitter’. It is hardly grown outside the region and is used to produce some of Puglian’s best wines like Salice Salentino. Primitivo is also a very popular variety, producing rich, high alcohol red wines.