100% Unadulterated Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Pressed with Love
After years of observing precious olives being taken for granted and greedy manufacturers selling substandard products in the guise of “extra virgin,” Alfonso Swett had enough, and went ahead and founded O-Live.
In a world where people are unknowingly dressing their salads with low-quality, adulterated olive oil, we’re on a mission to provide 100% authentic.
To preserve the rich goodness of this oil, the worst thing someone can do is to mix it up with filtered product – and on top of that, label it as the “best olive oil.”
That’s not how we work, because we’re not in it for the profit.
At O-Live, we make sure that we provide you with the purest and freshest oil there is.
Our olives are harvested, extracted, and packaged, all within a matter of a few hours. This lightning-fast growing and extraction process ensures that the main ingredients – the olives – are in tip-top condition prior to being pressed and that our final product preserves all the vital nutrients.
The incredibly low levels of oleic acid (0.2% to be exact) are a testament to our commitment. For reference, the International Olive Council (yes, it exists!) requires less than 0.8% acidity levels for a product to be considered extra virgin.
Packed with Benefits
Extra virgin olive oil is primarily desired for its long list of health benefits.
And when the final product is pure and packaged using a highly efficient process, such as ours, you can imagine just how good it must be.
Our extra virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols, which are compounds that are packed with antioxidants. They are effective against weight management obstacles, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and digestive problems, to name a few.
The polyphenol count in our olive oil is in the 380 mg/kg average. To give you an idea of where we stand – the average bottle only includes around 100-250mg of polyphenols per kilogram.
Our Customers Can’t Get Enough of the Taste!
Our extra virgin olive oil is not only loaded with health benefits, but it also tastes amazing – the dream combo!
The thing about extra virgin olive oils is that they’re bitter and a bit spicy. That’s due to the high amount of antioxidants (if your olive oil doesn’t taste bitter at all, it means that you’re using a low-quality product).
What makes our EVOO so great is that, despite being so pure and being rich in polyphenols, it tastes great, and that’s what our customers love about it.
It’s what makes it great for cooking, sautéing, light grilling, baking, stir-frying, drizzling, dressing – you name it!
From baking scrumptious cookies to mixing up a killer vinaigrette/marinade, you can use it in all your favorite recipes from your cookbook, including:
What’s the point of getting extra virgin olive oil if you’re not going to drizzle it on some fresh veggies? You can also use it to make your own salad dressings.
Who says olive oil is just for savory snacks? You also use it to make ice cream at home to tame that sweet tooth – minus the guilt!
An uncooked condiment, made with leaf parsley, cilantro, sweet shallots or white onion, garlic, and of course, olive oil. You can pair it with grilled fish or meat.
This is a flavorful meal that you can whip up for the whole family. And the best part? You can prepare it in a single pan.
And that barely scratches the surface!
There’s a lot more that you can make with EVOO. This cooking oil goes well with almost everything.
What Our Customers Say
Have been a professional chef for decades. This olive oil has been the only one on my kitchen counter for years. Love it for salads, for sauteing, for sauces.
This product is a winner! It tastes very good, light not too strong. This oil is at 0.2 % acidity level which only the best extra virgin olive oils can deliver. As an Italian, I know pretty well how a good extra virgin olive oil should taste. I definitely recommend it.
I really like this olive oil. It is very clean, mild flavored and easy on the tongue. There is no bitterness. Yummy! I wanted to try a Chilean olive oil after reading that they have the strictest laws and regulations about purity. With so many countries having loose regulations you cannot even trust main stream brands for purity. This oil is delicious.
Loving this for cooking...haven't tried cold for vinaigrettes yet but no doubt it is going to be perfect. I'm picky about olive oil, and this is going to be my go-to.
This is the best olive oil. I read about your olive oil when I was reading an article about olive oils that could be trusted as pure oils. The article also revealed many brands that could not be trusted and I was shocked to find that brands I had trusted were part of that list. Thank you for producing a great product and keeping it free from corruption!
Made linguini last night tossed in this, it was great. O-Live is very rich in flavor, it makes it impossible to go backward and use other olive oils. I’ve been so used to other olive oils that tend to have a light or even watery consistency. This bottle has a thicker more true olive oil consistency. Overall this is very good for the price, I’m happy I tried this.
Join Hands in Our Journey of Giving Back to Planet Earth.
When we said we weren’t in it for the profit, we meant it.
O-Live is the world’s first olive oil company that is 100% carbon neutral.
Whether we’re growing, extracting, pressing, or packing, we strive for minimum waste. We utilize everything, including the pulp, pits, and the skin of the olives, which are repurposed as fertilizers and biomass. Not only that, the water used in the extraction process is sent back to be used for irrigation.
Resources are scarce, and only through controlled production can we create a sustainable future for this planet. Unfortunately, not every manufacturer thinks this way, and most companies are only concerned with minimizing their overheads – even if it comes at the expense of the environment.
Being a true green brand, O-Live plays its role in preserving the environment by using the pits of the olives as biofuel to power our state-of-the-art mill.
The next time you drizzle our extra virgin olive oil on top of your salad, you can rest assured knowing that it was manufactured using responsible agricultural practices.
Our Mission with the One Tree Planted Charity
In 2017 and 2018, California braved some of the worst wildfires in its history. It is estimated that the state lost around 147 million trees in total. That’s 147 million beings burnt to ash.
To help offset that devastating loss and play our part in giving back to the environment, O-Live has partnered with the One Tree Charity to replant those trees.
For every bottle of olive oil we sell through our online store, we plant a tree in California. And at our current pace, we’re well on our way to planting 8,000 trees.
Our Product Comes All the Way from the Gorgeous Colchagua Valley
When talking about extra virgin olive oil, the Italian and Spanish products come to mind. That’s because the Mediterranean climate of Italy and Spain is optimal for growing olive trees.
O-Live isn’t based in Europe. We hail from Chile’s gorgeous Colchagua valley, which has a climate that is identical to the Mediterranean countries – suitable for yielding premium quality olives.
Colchagua is best-known for its wineries and olive mills that attract tourists and business prospects from all over the world.
Our founder, Alfonso Swett, planted the roots of O-Live in this beautiful region.
But he wanted to challenge how olive oil had always been manufactured, and came up with the genius idea of having the grove and the mill at the same location.
In Spain and Italy, the grove (where the olive trees grow) and the mill (where the magic happens) are located in separate regions, sometimes several miles away. Because of that, the olives can sit for over a day before they’re pressed. Not only can this spoil the taste, but also waste vital nutrients.
But that’s not the case with O-live. Thanks to the strategic location of our mill and grove, we’re able to save hours in production – while preserving the natural taste and the healthy compounds of our extra virgin olive oil.
To recap, our extra virgin olive oil is 100% authentic and procured from olives grown in Colchagua, Chile. Unlike many manufacturers, we never mix our unrefined oil with pure oil. Whatever comes out of our bottles came straight from the olives – nothing else.
Another great thing about our EVOO is that it tastes amazing, which is a rare thing, since oil obtained from the first pressing is usually bitter, and therefore, considered an acquired taste. With our product, you can turn a regular meal into a 5-star experience at home.
Last but not least, we at O-live are huge advocates for the environment. This is reflected in our responsible business practices. We strive for minimizing waste, use renewable energy for irrigation, and are committed to restoring the trees lost to Californian wildfires.
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What is O-live?
O-Live is a manufacturer and retailer of the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. All of our core manufacturing processes take place over at Colchagua, Chile, which offers the ideal climate to grow olives.
Staying true to our commitment towards providing authentic Mediterranean experience over the years, our unadulterated olive oil has become a household product for many people in the US and beyond.
What is extra virgin olive oil?
Extra virgin is the “grade” given to the purest form of olive oil that meets certain standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC) and the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) – both of which require less than 0.8% of oleic acid levels.
It is a staple of the classic Mediterranean diet and is best-used for dressing and mid-temperature cooking.
Extra virgin is different from virgin (second pressing) or pure olive oil (also referred to as “regular olive oil”).
How are your products different from others?
One thing that separates our quality oil from other brands is the main ingredient – the olives. Thanks to the ideal conditions in which they’re grown, we get top-quality olives.
Furthermore, we have complete control over our production process. As soon as the olives are harvested, they’re sent to the mill, which is located right in the middle of the grove. Here, they are cold pressed, resulting in top-quality organic extra virgin olive oil we all love.
What products do you currently sell?
We offer an exciting range of extra virgin olive oil – all packaged in glass bottles with the exception of one – with each offering a different flavor. These include:
• Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Mild & Fruity
• Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Green & Balanced
• Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Bold & Rich
• Limited Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Refill Bag in Box (perfect for household use)
• Chef size bottles
Where can I find O-Live products?
From New York to all the way down to California, you can find O-Live products at major retail chains and local grocery stores. You can check out our interactive map of the states to locate a store near you.
You can also shop for our products online. Save big by opting for our subscription service through which you can get your favorite oil delivered to your doorstep at regular intervals.
What are the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil?
The reason why there’s such a high demand for extra virgin olive oil worldwide isn’t because of its unique flavor, but because of all of the health benefits it has to offer.
Rich in polyphenols, omega-3 fatty acids, and other compounds, EVOO can:
• Complete an anti-inflammatory diet
• Keep heart disease at bay
• Protect against diabetes
• Help boost metabolism
• Protect against dermatological issues
• Prevent the formation of gallstones
• Help improve digestion
And much more.
Can your extra virgin olive oil be used for cooking?
Yes, our products are suitable for both sautéing and cooking. In fact, every type of EVOO can be used for these purposes.
There is a common misconception that extra virgin olive oil can’t be used for cooking at all, because of its low smoke point (around 190° – 215°).
Sure, the smoke point is significantly lower than other oils, but that doesn’t mean you should restrict your bottle of extra virgin just for dressing. Just mind the temperature and you’ll be fine.
What does “cold pressed” mean?
When talking about extra virgin and virgin oils, you’ll hear the term “cold pressed” a lot.
Keep in mind that it’s different from “first pressing.”
“Cold pressed” simply means that the olives don’t exceed a certain temperature (roughly 80 degrees Fahrenheit), which maintains the quality and taste.
“First pressing” means that the olives were crushed or “pressed” only once to obtain the oil you’re about to use.
“First cold pressed” is the old way of getting extra virgin. Today, the more efficient and greener way is to use an extraction process.
How should I store my bottle of olive oil?
Unlike wine, which gets better with age, extra virgin olive oil has a limited shelf life.
It is sensitive to temperature and light (which is why they always come in tinted bottles or non-transparent packaging), so you need to be extra careful.
Store it in a dark place (like a cabinet) and at room temperature.