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Old 05-08-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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Question EVOO from different olive varieties

There are many different types of olives and they all taste very different. Well I was at my moms house and noticed she had an unopened bottle of Kalamata EVOO. She was not ready to open it yet so we did not get to taste it, but we were all wondering if the oil would taste different because it was from Kalamata olives.

Does the variety affect the taste of the oil?

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Old 05-08-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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ABSOLUTELY.

I have a number of difft. ones going in my house and the type of olive has a very lot to do with taste, as does where it was grown, when it was made (ie when harvested), how it was made, etc.
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:02 PM   #3
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I can't wait to try her kalamata oil then. I should have just opened it
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:12 AM   #4
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I agree with jennyema! Olive oil is just like wine - there are definite discernible differences based on variety, growing season variations (moisture, temperature, etc.), region where grown, harvesting and processing methods.
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