Natural Essence – Flaminio extra-virgin olive oil with lemon
Only Delicate Flaminio extra-virgin olive oil and lemon essential oil from Sorrento lemons.
With no added chemical ingredients and without the use of substance composed of or derived from Genetically Modified Organisms.
A high-quality flavour infused olive oil can not use a poor-quality extra-virgin olive oil as its base! We chose our selection of Delciate Flaminio extra-virgin olive oil, the most delicate, in order not to mask the flavour of the lemon too much.
PAIRINGS: the intense fragrance of lemon peel it is ideal for dressing fish, white meat, rice and salads. Delicious on mixed fried seafood and cooked vegetables too.
We recommend not heating it too much to keep its aroma intact.
INGREDIENTS: Delicate Flaminio extra-virgin olive oil, lemon essential oil (1%)
CLARIFICATIONS ON THE LABELLING FOR FLAVOUR INFUSED OILS
Amongst the various pieces of information that must be on the label is the list of ingredients in descending order by weight, with the indication of their presence by percentage and, if present, specifying the composition of each of the “compound ingredients”, or rather those things that have a variety of ingredients within them.
In the case of extra-virgin olive oil there is only one ingredient, extra-virgin olive oil, but in the case of flavour infused oils the need to add an aroma is intrinsic.
The law specifically indicates what must information must be included on the label.
As an example, we provide the information that may be found on the label of an oil infused with lemon.
- “Natural lemon aroma” when 95% of the aromas are extracted from the fruit.
- “Natural lemon aroma with other natural aromas”: when the proportion of the natural aroma extracted from the lemon is less than 95% and is mixed with others, but the flavour of the aroma is still that of lemon.
- “Natural aroma” is the wording that is used when the flavour of the lemon is obtained from a mixture of natural components that do not include lemon, or when the mix of natural aromas does not have a particular organoleptic connotation and therefore the final natural aroma cannot be classified in the two preceding definitions 1) and 2).
- “Aromas” is the word that we find on most food products because it includes all natural-identical aromas (equal to natural ones but “built” in the lab) and artificial ones (built in the lab sometimes even using molecules that do not exist in nature).