The olive tree is the oldest known cultivated tree in history. Cherished for its precious olives and olive oil since 600 BC, this sturdy tree has helped sustain civilizations bordering the Mediterranean Sea for many millennia. Today, Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is an indispensable part of daily life in every Grecian household, used not only in cuisine but in family and religious rituals. Krinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil Silver is made with olives growing on the Greek Island of Crete, an ideal terrain for olive cultivation because of its exceptional climate, mineral rich soil and Mediterranean Sea breezes. Home to the ancient Minoans, the first thriving European civilization, Crete was featured in the 1960 “Seven Countries Study” which formed the foundation for the now famous Mediterranean Diet. That study showed greatly reduced rates of heart disease and cancers among Cretans, because their dietary habits included fresh fruits and vegetables, limited meat protein – and a lot of EVOO. At Krinos, our olives are cultivated by small family owned growers who hand-pick the olives to avoid bruising, and then gently cold-press them to preserve their full flavor. The result is a delicious olive oil with a rich aroma, fruity flavor, silky texture and the characteristic peppery finish of great EVOOs. This exceptional and versatile olive oil is delicious for everyday hot and cold preparations, including salad dressings, spreads, marinades and sauces. With a stronger flavor profile than a regular olive oil, Krinos EVOO Silver is wonderful savored with bread.