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Spartan Oil: Bold Oil for Fearless Cooks          

Spartan Oil offers award-winning premium extra virgin olive oil for cooks who are unwilling to compromise the quality of their ingredients.The oil is:

  • Produced from ancient trees.
  • Harvested by hand.
  • Pressed by mechanical means within 24 hours of harvest.
  • Unfiltered to preserve maximum flavor and nutrients.

The result is an authentic olive oil with a bold and intense, yet smooth and balanced, flavor.

Produced from our family's olive trees in Sparta, Greece. We grow, produce, pack, ship, and sell the oil directly to maintain control of the process and ensure the quality and integrity of the oil.

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Where did all the Spartan Oil go?

September 11, 2017

I'm not sure whether to feel grateful or frustrated that we're all sold out of olive oil for 2017. On one hand, it's a great sign of how much our customers love Spartan Oil, but on the other, it sure would be great to get Spartan Oil to even more customers! The reality is that the past harvest was one to forget. Poor weather and pests conspired to reduce our normal production by more than half. We were one of the lucky ones, however. We harvested early enough that we were still able to produce great-quality oil, albeit at a reduced output. This year's crop holds more promise for both quality and quantity, which means we'll be back to full sales...

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About the "Fridge Test"

March 08, 2017

The internet is a useful thing. Streaming movies, pictures of cats, baseball scores, definitions of 4-syllable words, etc. There are some downsides, though. Folks or (bots) with little expertise can forcefully (or repeatedly) declare falsehoods to the point that they seem believable. Eventually, a reputable source picks up these falsehoods and inadvertently lends credibility. Such is the case with the "Fridge Test". Perhaps you've heard of it--to verify your olive oil as truly extra virgin, you stick it in the fridge. After some period of time, it will solidify. If it doesn't, then there's a problem. However, this has been de-bunked as an unreliable and easily faked test. Here are some research sources: http://static.oliveoiltimes.com/library/ucd-fridge-test.pdf http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-basics/uc-davis-olive-center-fridge-test/33250 Having said all this, Spartan Oil will solidify....

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