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Our brand Angelos derives its name from the historic settlement in the South of Dikili, a hidden beauty of northern Aegean, currently called Bademli village. Angelos has been an important location for olive oil production and a natural harbor, serving as an important gate for olive and olive oil exports. Products were exported from the Angelos harbor to Europe via the island of Mitilini.

Today we follow this tradition as a family run olive and olive oil estate. We produce only organic olive oil using traditional methods combined with modern technology.

Being a boutique olive oil producer, we grow, harvest and press solely our own olives and do not mix different varieties from other regions. Hence, we can define our product as “single-estate olive oil”, which has a distinctive flavor and exquisiteness on the palate.
Our production facility is located within our olive grove of 430.000 square meters and was completed in 2015. The architectural design project of Angelos Organic Olive Oil Plant has been nominated and shortlisted for 2017 Mies Van der Rohe Award, and was awarded the 1st prize at the ArchMaraton Awards for 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference of "Early Harvest Olive Oil" when compared with other olive oils?

Early harvest olive is obtained from the squeezing of olives that have not yet fully matured. While 1 liter of olive oil is obtained from 4-5 kilograms of riped olives, 1 liter oil can be obtained from 7-8 kilograms of early harvested olives. This method allows us to obtain a less efficient, but healthier, longer-lasting and greener oil.

Extra virgin is the highest grade of olive oil. If you make sure to choose an early harvest olive oil, it will likely automatically be extra virgin. As with all “virgin” olive oils, it is considered the natural juice of the olive fruit. It is made without the use of chemicals or excessive heat and must meet certain standards in terms of taste, smell, and chemical composition.

The best way to maximize the oleocanthal content of your olive oil is by purchasing one that is from “early harvest” olives. The time to start early harvest may vary depending on the climate conditions of the year. Olives typically don’t fully ripen from green to black until late winter. The definition of early harvest in the sector usually refers to the period beginning in October-November. At Angelos Farm it usually happens in late August or early September. Green olives picked in the fall tend to be higher in polyphenols like oleocanthal and in antioxidants.

What are the benefits of "Early Harvest" olive oil?

• Has low free acid ratio (FFA) (acid ratio increases as olive matures).
• It differs from other olive oils with its dense fruit taste/aroma and odor.
• Contains high amounts of chlorophyll and phenolic compounds (components with antioxidant properties), which strengthen the immune system and extend shelf life of the product.
• Prevents the body from formation of tumors by phenolic compounds olive oil contains.
• They are rich in vitamin E, so they have the ability to regenerate cells. Thus they protect the body against aging.
• Reduces the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension.
• It lowers the level of bad cholesterol, increases the level of good cholesterol.
• Regulates glucose metabolism in patients with diabetes.

What are the benefits of "Cold Pressed Method" to the consumers?

Olive pressing method directly affects the quality, nutritional value and aroma of olive oil. The more the olive paste is heated, the more yield you get. In the cold pressing technique, the dough is heated up to a maximum of 27oC so the beneficial minerals and nutrients in the oil are preserved.

In the case of olive oil production method which cold pressing technique is not applied, olive paste is heated up to 38oC (unfortunately 50-60oC in many plants) and therefore beneficial minerals and nutrients in olive oil are lost due to high heat.

By using cold-pressed method, we obtain less amount, but healthier olive oil with high quality. Cold-pressed virgin olive oil contains high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants that provide many health benefits.

How do I know if your product is really "natural" or "100% organic"?

The only way we can understand if a product is organic or not is to check the certificates of the product. Labels like 100% natural or 100% herbal do not necessarily mean that the product are organic. Angelos is certified by ECOCERT-IMO.

To view our certificates please click on the images below:
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What does "Single-Estate Olive Oil" actually mean?

The most determinant factor in the quality of grapes and other agricultural products is if they come from the same source. The single garden olive oil is produced from olives whose production quality and organic property can be controlled.

The most important advantage of being a boutique olive oil producer is that we only use olives from our own farm which makes us to define our products as "Single-Estate Olive Oils". Thus, our olives are not mixed with different character and quality olives from other regions, they have a distinctive flavor and exquisiteness that can be easily distinguished from others.

Which type of olive oil is the healthiest and how olive oil is processed in Angelos?

Organic, early harvest olive oil that is produced by using cold-pressing technique is the healthiest olive oil. Once the olives are collected, the time between harvesting and production is significantly important for the quality of the product. The olives have to be processed in 4 hours (maximum). Otherwise their free fatty acid (FFA) level increases. Low-acid olive oil is called extra virgin olive oil and has a FFA value 0.8% at maximum.
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