The production process of olive oil is :
- Picking the fruit from olive trees.
- Washing. The washing is done after separating leaves and other light objects. The good washing of the olive is necessary for superior product quality.
- Grinding. Grinding takes place in a special mill with sprockets which crushe the olives and the nucleus.
- Massage. After grinding, the olive mass is kneaded for about 30 minutes. Then, depending on the type of machinery either it's been drived to hydraulic presses at 27°C where oil is being extracted or heated to about 40°C and then is been drived in centrifugal separators where the oil is separated from the olive paste, from water and other remaining ingredients.
In any case, the processing of olives and the extraction of its olive oil, is entirely mechanical, without using chemicals or other substances. This oil, classified as 'Virgin', which according to the severity is classified as extra virgin or not. Then the oil is filtered and stored or packaged.