Olive Oil is considered to be a commodity produced in many Mediterranean countries.
As a result it must comply with the IOC – CODEX norms
Today, most olive oil is EU origin, which means that it is a blend of different EU origin olive oil
In the new markets we suggest to use a good and fair oil, like EU, as an entry level. In future when consumers will mature, Italian olive oil is an upgrade from the entry level.
Fats Origin can be animal or vegetable. Each of them is composed by a % of saturated fats and a % of unsaturated fats. The % of composition of saturated and unsaturated fats is opposite in animal and vegetable fats
The unsaturated fats can be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated The human body doesn’t sintetize monounsaturated fats. Oleic Acid is a monounsaturated fat.Then fats can be taken only through feeding or consumption of other fats
Olive Oil covers the essential fatty acids requirements of both adults and infants, and has the best linoleic acid to linolenic acid ratio.
Olive Oil has low percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids Monounsaturated fats lower blood cholesterol
Olive Oil has a prevalence of monounsaturated fats (actually it contains up to 83% of oleic acid) thus is beneficial to human body functions.
Extra Virg.i n Olive Oil, Olive Oils and Pomace Olive Oils share the same glyceridic structure thus the same beneficial properties.
Polyphenols,and Tocopherols influence the taste but keep the stability of the oil due to their antioxidants properties.
Two centuries ago: typically agricultural olivegroves
Two centuries ago: typically agricultural olivegroves
Italy tried to preserve the natural growth of olive trees
Spain invested resources in intensive and super-intensive plantations
Although Italy aims at preserving the quality of its olive oil, it decided to adapt to the changing olive oil scenario by implementing the latest technologies
It is not a coincidence that Italy is the world leader for pressing, blending and processing technologies
“Tenuta del Levante”, one of the biggest producers in Puglia, supplies to COS, in exclusivity agreement, a relevant part of production from the biggest producing area of the Country.
Casa OiliO Sperlonga represents the most important Olive Oil Company in Lazio Region and one of the most recognized in the Italian Olive Oil sector.
The relationship between COS and the territory was and is very strong.
Since the beginning, through agreements and alliances with Producers, Growers and Mills Association, COS did reach a collection of more than 85% of Regional (LAZIO) Olive Oil production.
“Frantoi del Lazio”, the most relevant Mills association guarantees the exclusivity supply of 16,000 MT of Olive Oil to COS.
XIX Century Mr. Domenico Sperlonga Sr.
XX Century Mr. Alessandro Sperlonga
XXI Century Mr. Domenico Sperlonga Jr.
Last century: Sperlonga family olivegroves cultivation
Last years: Casa Oilio Sperlonga S.p.A. transformed into a modern manufacturing company
Today: COS selects best quality oil from finest mills to provide worldwide consumers with distinctive olive oil products range
Extension 4000 m2
Storage capacity: 650.000 Litres
Production capacity: 60 million bottles/sku per year
Five Production Lines to fill glass, PET, metal tins and bulk oil
Since the great productive areas are scattered on the territory because of the climate, the morphology, the soil conformity, as well as the different cultivar position, it is necessary to identify the geographical location of the best olive fruits varieties, from which olive oil will be extracted.
After the purchase of the olive oil from growing oil territories and the arrival in the factory plant, a contradictory sample is immediately tasted and compared with the "Contracted“ sample for a first conformity evaluation. It is also necessary to compare the acidity values expressed as oleic acid.
After confirming the unloading the oil can be stocked in an empty and clean tank waiting for the analysis results.
Casa Oilio Sperlonga aims at preserving the highest quality standards for olive oil.
In order to achieve this goal, a tasting panel is set up by specialists in our quality department, which detects the merits and defects of the oils.
Analytical control in accordance with EEC
Reg.n.2568/91 and next amendments EEC Reg.n.656/95.
The conformity analysis control starts with a series of basic analyses.
Basic analyses are:
The procedure to obtain the genuinity or purity are:
Filtration with inert fossil flours avoids the contact of the oil with fibers that could transfer foreign substances, furthermore it avoids the contact of great free surfaces with air and consequently the danger of oxidation
To obtain the typical quality product "SPERLONGA" it will be necessary to make a mixture of different oil qualities. The mixture will be made in a cruet of 200 cc, weighing all the components in order to easily reproduce the final lot with the same result as the one got in the cruet. The delicate phase of the blending should be effected carefully watching the reduction of free surfaces in order to avoid oxidation phenomena.
The mixture is to be sampled, filed and sent immediately to CHEMISERVICE for the final check before the bottling stage.
Packing the oil according to the kind of size is to be effected very quickly, in a clean environment and possibly with no direct light.
In fact the light is considered an enemy for the oil and it would be preferable to use dark bottles like the wine fillers do.
But the market has its own rules and it is a rule to use transparent bottles in order to give the customers that necessary "presentation" hoping that they will remain on supermarket shelves a short time and possibly away from the lamps. The normal line controls are to be effected always and continuously.
After the production, the finished goods must be stocked for a very short period because of the obvious economical reasons and also because the consumer has the right to have a fresh product even, if in good preservation conditions ,the shelf life is up to 18 months.
Quality is a fundamental point of C.O.S.company and everybody has the duty to achieve it simply following the few mentioned rules..
Casa Oilio Sperlonga manages to fully express its true vocation in these new premises, safeguarding the quality of products, the environment and hygiene standards following procedure in compliance with UNI ES ISO 9001:2000, BRC and IFS Certification.
Olive Oil is more than a food product. It has a long history of medicinal, magical, and even fiduciary purpose. Many research studies show the benefits of the "Mediterranean Diet" and of the Olive Oil.
Everyday more and more people are changing their old habits replacing the animal and vegetable fats with Olive Oil (cholesterol free) to reduce the cardiovascular diseases.
This situation is creating a new world scenario where Olive Oil demand is growing more and more. Developing the new markets (USA, China, Japan, Korea, etc.) is the COS mission.
Where the competition is high create a sinergy with the importers and distributors to provide a global supply.
Accepting the challenge of the Private Label cooperating with the Distribution Companies wiht an in-depth analysis and careful selection of the promising products.
"Just in time" supply to reduce the inventory time and share the financial benefits.
Participating to the marketing with a programmed sell-out action as promotions, demonstrations, informations activity.
Why extra virgin olive oil?
Olive oil contains polyphenols, that are the oil’s own natural preservatives. Studies of the Mediterranean diet suggest that oil polyphenols deliver key health benefits.
Polyphenols absorb free radicals and have a positive impact on cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer. They also act as antiinflammatory, as confirmed in clinical studies.
Average content of polyphenols in Extra virgin in the market is 180 mg/kg. HP brings high intake of polyphenols with small quantity. So extremly suitable for low olive oil consuption diet. /p>
Beyond extra virgin olive oil.
Beyond the concentration estabilished by EFSA (European Food Safety Autorithy) to achieve health benefits.
Rich in vitamin E and beta carotene, Sperlonga Cosmetic Line is antioxidant, it stimulates new cell generation, slows the progression of wrinkles, and gives skin a youthful look.
Olive oil antioxidant properties are legendary for nourishing skin and fighting the signs of aging.
Omega 3/6/9, are substances very important for healthy life style and should be present in everyone’s diet and absolutely necessary for human body. Along with omega 3/6/9, are present other substances like ORIZANOL (for a better metabolism); VEGETABLE STHEROLS (against free radicals) and TOCOPHEROLS (vitamin E with its anti-cholesterol action). Omega 3/6/9 are indispensable for cellular membrane creation, for the hemoglobin synthesis, they keep under control the cholesterol and they prevent the appearance of the rheumatoid arthritis and are indispensable in the regulation of the cerebral and nervous functions, carrying out an important anti-oxidant role against free radicals.
Produced from olives under modern refinery technology, Kiddy olive oil is premium enhancement oil which helps maintain maximum quantity of important nutrients. Kiddy olive oil is specially formulated for children from 6 months to 12 years old following the formula recommended by the United States Institute of Medicine (IOM). Ingredient: Refined olive oil, High Polyphenols Extra Virgin Olive Oil enriched by natural DHA and added with Vitamin A, D and E.
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