Early harvest olive oil is wildly demanding.It is a product of unripe, green olive fruits which need to bepressed either on harvest day or the next day at the latest.
It has a distinctive green colour, which is attributed to the chlorophyll contained in unripe olives and result in its enriched antioxidant properties.
It differs in taste compared to other extra virgin olive oils, as it is more bitter, with a slightly piquant mark and the exceptionally intensive fruity character of the freshly-cut unripe olives.
The early harvest unprocessed and unfiltered olive oil, like Protoleo by Protoulis, may have, after a while, some sediment settle on the bottom of the bottle. This is natural and indicates the olive oil’s purity.