Organic Aromatic Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bio Orto, 200ml
By crushing Peranzana olives and fresh basil simultaneously, Bio Orto produces an aromatic and flavorful extra virgin olive oil with an enveloping and delicate taste. When combined, these two ingredients can enhance the flavors of tomato salads, fresh cheeses, meat dishes, and seafood recipes. This delicate aromatic oil has the ability to elevate any dish on the table.”
Organically grown, handpicked, and cold-pressed in Apulia, Italy
Ingredients List: 94% organic extra virgin olive oil, 6% organic fresh basil.
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.