What is extra virgin olive oil?

Extra virgin” is a classification of the quality of the oil.

Olive oil which is cold-pressed, without chemical intervention or additives, may be called “virgin” or “extra virgin”.

If the acidity of the oil is less than 0.8% and its taste is free from defects, the oil will be referred to as extra virgin.

If the acidity ranges between 0.8% and 2% and there are slight defects in its taste, the oil will be referred to as virgin.