Bariani Olive Oil 33.8 oz.

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Product Description

Grown in the heartland of California's Sacramento Valley Vibrant fantastic Manzanillo and Mission Olives. The Bariani Family brought with them from Italy the love and art of extracting the oil of these olives. This oil is to be enjoyed in or on your favorite dish, drizzled atop a salad or dipped. Vibrant peppery flavor with a golden green hue. This oil is unfiltered and the olive taste shines bright.

  • California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Stone Crushed, Cold Pressed
  • Unfiltered
  • Manzanillo and Mission Olive oils

Customer Reviews:

  • Even my 5-year old insists on it
    This is just great. It is true that if you get a newly bottled bottle, then the flavors will be a little sharp. The solution? Let it sit - it mellows wonderfully in a few months time.

    My 5-year old refers to it as "Daddy's special oil" and she refuses to eat the usual grocery store suspects. I think she'd drink it if we let her.
    ...more info
  • Popeye Would Fall in Love With This Olive Oil
    My brother-in-law got me hooked on Bariani Olive Oil. It is terrific.

    I use it almost every day. It's not like those store-bought brands that are almost gooey and awful tasting....

    I recommend it for everyone! (Well, not everyone, then I wouldn't have any.)

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  • This olive oil is the BEST!!!
    You will not eat another brand after you taste this oil! I am ruined for life. And I thought my taste buds were pretty refined, but no! Not until I tried this oil. Other olive oils actually taste rancid compared to this. I have turned my family and friends into converts. Sooo yummy! I use it as a hair conditioner and skin conditioner as well. You will absolutely love it! And no I do not work for the company....more info
  • The Great Olive Oil Scandal and why you should use Bariani
    The problem with most of today's olive oil is that it is rarely produced in the old way, which is more time consuming and expensive. Due to the increasing demand for olive oil, the trend has been to reduce production costs by moving toward more automation and concentration of production in ever larger installations. These modem factories extract more oil more cheaply, but their processing methods substantially reduce the nutritional quality of the oil.

    To reduce costs, olives are machine harvested along with leaves and twigs. Olives that have dropped on the ground, which can be said to contain bad oil, are often mixed with the good ones. They are shipped in all kinds of containers, many of which are poorly ventilated, and heaped in large piles where the olives are stored for too long and often become moldy. The oil is then extracted in a continuous centrifuge where hot water is used to help separate out the oil.

    Antioxidant polyphenols are soluble in water and are washed away in this process, thereby lowering the shelf life and the nutritional quality of the oil. Italy alone produces 800,000 cubic meters of waste water per year from this process. Because substantial amounts of antioxidants are washed away, factory produced olive oils have a short shelf life of only months, whereas real olive oil lasts for two to three years.

    Most people think that by purchasing "extra virgin" olive oil they are getting a high quality oil. Unfortunately, in most cases, this is not true. It's more complex than that. A label reading extra virgin is no guarantee of quality. For one thing, nowhere does it say that extra virgin olive oil has to be made 100% from olives.

    Lower quality oils can be refined to bring the acidity down so they can be labeled as extra virgin. But now the oil has been refined, and that's not what you want. That's why being labeled extra virgin is no guarantee of getting high quality oil, which has not been processed in ways that reduce its nutritional value. To complicate matters even more, the term "extra virgin" has no official meaning in the United States. The U.S. is not a member of the International Olive Oil Council. So, olive oil sold here can be labeled extra virgin without meeting the accepted international standards.

    Another reason why you can't trust extra virgin olive oil is exemplified by a problem that manifested last year, and may turn out to be the biggest food fraud of the 20th Century. Despite the fact that details of this scandal have been published in Merum, a Swiss-German magazine, and in Italian journals such as Agra Trade, and the newspaper Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, this information has been successfully suppressed and is known to only a handful. Investigators are gathering evidence indicating that the biggest olive oil brands in Italy have for years been systematically diluting their extra virgin olive oil with cheap, highly-refined hazelnut oil imported from Turkey. International arrest warrants have been issued and so far documents indicate that at least ten thousand tons of hazelnut oil are involved. As much as 20% hazelnut oil can be added to olive oil and still be undetectable to the consumer. In fact olive oil labeled "Italian" often comes from Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, and Greece. Considering what has happened in Europe, where there are strict regulations, imagine what can happen in California where there are no regulations. Apparently, more oil is "produced" in California than there are olives available. The truth is, most of the extra virgin olive oil on the market does not supply all the nutritional value and health giving properties that we have a right to expect from olive oil.

    The bottom line is that modem, factory-produced olive oil has been stripped of its health enhancing nutrients, and the task of selecting a high quality oil has been made very difficult.

    Bariani olive oil is produced by the Bariani family on a small farm in the central valley of California. Their olives are grown without pesticides. They are hand picked from the trees, carefully washed and dried, and milled with a stone wheel within 48 hours of harvesting. It is pressed in a hydraulic press, collected in stainless steel vats, decanted, and bottled. This first cold pressed oil is the real stuff and retains all the natural flavor and goodness....more info
  • The best!
    I can't believe such good olive oil is produced in the US. I don't bother with expensive imports any longer. This is a real family making a quality product in the US that is superior to any other olive oil I've any price....more info
  • Fantastic olive oil
    Great price, considering the size, it is light, but complex, and has been brilliant with everything I've used it on - chicken, brussel sprouts, asparagus, you name it. Well worth it....more info
  • Reasons to buy this olive oil
    1.It is family owned and operated, not a big corporation.
    2.It is made following the traditional and authentic Italian method, more time consuming.
    3.It is raw, not destroying olive oil health benefits.
    4.It is extra virgin.
    5.It is made from the first press.
    6.It is cold pressed.
    7.It is unfiltered.
    8.It is organic.
    9.As all quality products it comes packaged in glass bottles.
    10.If you compare around, it has a good price for the quality and for being organic.
    11.It is produced in the USA, contributing to the national economy....more info
  • It's so good, I don't even want to tell you because I'm afraid the price will go up (law of supply and demand)
    I'm making myself tell what I would prefer to keep secret: Truly this is the best-quality,genuine article,cold-pressed (in small quantities)olive oil, made right here in the U.S.A. (California). People (including, in the past, myself)don't actually understand that even the olive oils imported from Italy now are sub-standard. Bariani, by contrast, is the nearest to what was consumed by the Greeks and Romans of long ago: simply cold-pressed in small batches, no heat is used, no other oils are used, no other additives are used.
    I'm not a gourmet, instead I am a fat 51-year-old that tends to veer towards the boxed hamburger meals when desperate! This is not "snooty gourmets" liking their incidental odd-tasting items, Bariani Olive Oil is truly and simply a great product and I agree with all the other reviewers: EXCELLENT.
    By the way, I do know the first clue that you are not buying a true olive oil is when the container is clear: true olive oil cannot be exposed to direct sunlight. Bariani uses a proper, imported, dark-green bottle for their very special product.
    Even Olive Oil can get complicated: the majority of olive oils, imported and domestic, are heated, not 100% olive oil and taste terrible after tasting Bariani.
    I also buy through the company website and by phone and these people are so kind and upstanding -- it's family owned and they intend to keep it that way.
    The only concern I have is the day will come when Bariani may have to increase their prices due to the law of supply and demand...and I would still buy it!
  • Long Time Fan of Bariani Olive Oil
    I absolutely love Bariani Olive Oil robust grassy taste. I cook with it, fry with it, use it fresh from the bottle (great for dipping bread) and yes even put it on my skin as a moisturizer. I first tried Bariani's over ten years ago and have been hooked ever since. Years ago it was not easy to find leaving me to try many others but none compared to the unique clean flavor. I have even traveled to San Francisco just so I could buy it by the gallon (a size not sold over the internet). Does that tell you how hooked I am? The bottle suggests it is best used within six months but I have never had a problem with it going bad....more info
  • Flavor or not
    I won't pretend to be an expert on olive oils; but I will attest to being a family cook and consumer of olive oils and this one did not strike me as quite what I was expecting. The first whiff gives a hint of stale and when blind-taste-tested in my home kitchen by my husband, my ten year old and me- dipping crusty sourdough bread-straight-up, no herbs, no garlic no other flavors- 2 out of 3 of us selected the OTHER first-cold-pressed, Virgin Olive Oil from Italy; we were trying to buy more American stuffs but will stick with our imported Italian olive oils for now. OK, for me, this one is fine for sauteeing- just not the best fresh flavor for dipping or dressings. In case it it matters substantially- the bottle indicates: 'Harvested Fall '07 and Bottled 6-21-08'...more info
  • Highest quality olive oil you will find...
    From gourmet chefs to raw vegans alike, this olive oil is the choice for anyone who simply wants the best. We don't carry it in my city, and I gladly special order it online because it's just that pure and great tasting. ...more info
  • Worth it!
    This oil is so good. We are trying to do dairy free for allergy reasons, and this has been a good substitute for toast. Good taste: I use it for raw use, rather than cooking. Like the pour spout, too....more info
    There is NO comparison! This is BEYOND 5 stars! All I can say is that if you are reading this, you MUST try it!!!
    It is GREEN & tastes like OLIVES! It is raw, cold pressed-it is the absolute highest quality & the BEST TASTING OLIVE OIL EVER!!! No, I have no connection to the company! :) I originally purchased this oil from Eat Raw a few years ago & have been singing it's praise ever since! I honestly cannot eat another olive oil. I have when I have had no choice & it's just so noticable-anyone near me at the time will be hearing a dissertation on the complete and total superiority of Bariani! One taste & you will never want another olive oil! It's THAT good!!! I just had to tell someone... :) :) :)...more info
  • This is the BEST olive oil!
    This is a superb product! Excellent service and packaged with care. I used to purchase this high quality olive oil at the Farmer's Market in San Francisco but have recently relocated to the East Coast so I now must have it shipped to me. Shipping is less when you order in multiple quantities. I will definitely order from this vendor again since I was pleased with the transaction. Thank you very much!...more info
  • A wonderful oil that improves with time
    We only just discovered that Amazon sells this oil - we've been buying it direct from Bariani.
    I agree with other reviewers: this is remarkably different from most oils on the market - my last purchase was received 14 days after initial bottling and it does indeed taste like fresh green olives: deep and with a bitter aftertaste. Bought two bottles last time to see the effect of age and were pleased to find that it matures exceptionally well - the taste becomes increasingly mellow and buttery but retains the taste of olives. Wonderful drizzled over antipasti, or simply with crusty bread (and a glass of red (hem, hem). A little bit of Italy in a bottle.
    Both bottles due to run out soon more is being ordered.
    Anyone know the case price?...more info
  • Even my 5-year old insists on it
    This is just great. It is true that if you get a newly bottled bottle, then the flavors will be a little sharp. The solution? Let it sit - it mellows wonderfully in a few months time.

    My 5-year old refers to it as "Daddy's special oil" and she refuses to eat the usual grocery store suspects. I think she'd drink it if we let her.
    ...more info


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