Kontoulis Family Olive Oil is certified as Extra-virgin olive oil,
with acidity of Oleic acid being 0.176%
As per IOOC ( International Olive Oil Council ), Extra-virgin olive oil contains less than 0.8% acidity, and is judged to have a superior taste. Unfiltered fresh olive oil has a slightly cloudy appearance in the beginning and later on you see a sediment. This form of olive oil is popular only amongst small scale producers. It is in line with consumer's demand for more ecological and less-processed "green" products. Extra Virgin olive oil accounts for less than 10% of oil in many producing countries.
The International Olive Oil Council (IOOC) is an intergovernmental organization based in Madrid, Spain, with 23 member states. It promotes olive oil around the world by tracking production, defining quality standards, and monitoring authenticity.