The unique aroma and flavor of Orange Agrumato is achieved by the crushing process of whole oranges together with olives.
Orange Agrumato is a unique condiment. Whole Sicilian Oranges are crushed together with the olives in the traditional cold-extraction method to capture or mechanically seal the essential oils of the dark orange zest in the resulting extra virgin olive oil.
AGRUMATO® is produced by using only olives and citrus strictly free from harmful substances and carefully selected for ripeness and variety. The two ingredients are crushed simultaneously in a state-of-the-art frantoio (olive mill). When the resulting paste has obtained the right density the AGRUMATO® is extracted. In the region of Abruzzo, bordering the Adriatic Sea, olive farmers have traditionally created citrus oils for family and friends but was kept always at home for personal use, never sold. In Abruzzo as in many other parts of Southern Italy, presses were often cleaned and refreshed at the end of the season by combing whole citrus fruit with the olives and crushed together. This oil was only used as a table top condiment, and never for cooking.