I was so proud, this is my oil! I wanted to taste the oil and went looking for a cup. There was another farmer, waiting for his oil, who wanted to chat. I talked to him a bit but then focused again on my oil. How often do you get to experience your own oil being processed, right? But even as I was filming, he kept trying to attract my attention. It became a bit annoying, especially as I was tasting the oil and commenting in front of the camera. At one point I understood I was not allowed to film and left the factory. Ten minutes later somebody from the facility told me (again) that my olives were now being processed. Huh? Didn’t I just film that? It turns out the processing I had filmed, was that of the ‘annoying’ farmers olives! The oil I had tasted was his oil! No wonder that he was ‘protecting’ his oil and trying to get my attention… 🙂
All in all, the result of my 1620 KG was 230 liters of oil! The PH value turns out to be the lowest possible: only 0,3%. The PH value of the oil turns out to be only 0.3%! (FYI: for extra virgin oil this value can be between 0.2% and 0.8%, virgin olive oil goes up to 2%, so my oil is almost the lowest possible percentage).
What a day! In the morning the olives were still on my trees and just a few hours later … the first oil is going to be eaten with bread and on the traditional pasta with garlic and pepperoncini. Buon appetito!