Product Description

776 Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Deluxe Foods comes from the greater area of Olympia in Ilia, Peloponnese.Authentic Greek virgin olive oil has been known for its nutritional value since ancient times in Greece. Homer had called it "liquid gold” and Hippocrates had hailed it as "the great healer”. It was the basic nutritional ingredient in the everyday diet of ancient Greeks. Not much has changed since then. Virgin olive oil still holds the main role in nutrition, a worthy spokesman for the Mediterranean Diet.

Its premium quality can be traced to the family-owned olive groves of Deluxe Foods which lie in the historical and fertile area of Olympia that is certified as a location with a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). 776 Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been named after 776 BC, the date when the first Olympics Games of the ancient world were held in ancient Olympia. Thousands of years after that historic event, Deluxe Foods strives to continue the tradition by offering the choicest of local products that the greater Olympia area so abundantly yields. Quality of this superb extra virgin olive oil can be seen at every stage of the production process from the selection of local olive varieties to bottling. It is crafted from the Koroneiki (90%) and the Kolireiki (10%) olive varieties, both native to Greece and cultivated for centuries. The olives are picked by hand and cold-pressed the very same day they are harvested so that their sensory traits may reach you in pristine condition. 776 is an extra virgin olive oil which, apart from its exceptional nutritional attributes is also bursting with flavor and taste. It is gifted with a brilliant golden-green color, a robustly intense fruity body, and hints of citrus fruit. Its rich piquancy is rivaled only by its fresh, balanced taste and low acidity.

How To Enjoy
Perfect with robust flavors, it’s ideal for meats, grilled fish, and vegetables.
Storage Instructions
Before or after opening, store in a cool place away from direct sources of light.
  • Net Weight
    16.91fl.oz
  • Gross Weight
    1.94lbs
  • Width
    2.2in
  • Depth
    2.2in
  • Height
    11.14in
Product History

The olive tree is among the first trees to provide sustenance to human kind, bringing along a wealth of health benefits. The olive tree’s history, cultivation, fruit, and fruit juice (none other than olive oil), are inextricably linked to the peoples of the Mediterranean and to Greece in particular. Olive trees thrive near the sea under the Mediterranean sun, show a preference for infertile and rocky soils, and can survive weather conditions of drought and rough winds. It is precisely because of all those reasons that Greece is the home of the olive tree: The country’s outstanding terroir encourages olive trees to yield fruit that gives unique, traditional Greek products which envelop all of the history and tradition of Greece.

Historians believe that the olive tree has its roots in ancient Greece. Its history and cultivation, together with its fruit and olive oil, the juice of that fruit, have become one with the Mediterranean peoples and cultures and with Greece in particular. Some parts of Greece where olive growing is a way of life and a tradition such as Crete, the Cyclades, as well as the Sporades Islands, are believed to be the birthplace of the olive tree. Homer cites that olive growing began in prehistoric times. More specifically, olive growing dates back to 3000 BC. From the Cycladic Period to the present, olives have been a fundamental element of the Greeks’ social and economic history. A symbol of peace, tranquility, fertility, and rebirth, the olive tree is the Mediterranean culture’s most precious legacy, literally a "divine gift”. The ability of the olive tree to bring forth new growth throughout the year, to grow new shoots from even the most desiccated of trunks has always awed humans. Its fruit, olives, has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for centuries.

In Greece, there is a wide range of rare olive varietals which, depending on the olive variety and its place of origin, yield quality table olives and are cultivated mostly in the period October to January. The olives’ green, purple-brown, or black color is linked to the olives’ stage of maturation. According to the scientific studies carried out on the health benefits olives have, Greek olives are highly nutritious and rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, trace minerals, monounsaturated fats, and Vitamin E.

Meet the producer: 776 Deluxe Foods
776 Deluxe Foods

In 2014, a company new to the food sector was established in Pyrgos, Ilia, in the Peloponnese. Almost immediately, the first presentation of its products created a climate of high expectations. 776 Deluxe Foods was established with a view to producing and distributing to the market wholesome products local to the area of Ilia and traditional in nature. Its range of premium, gourmet products includes olive oil, honey, and traditional pasta such as sweet trahanas (frumenty), hilopites (noodles), lasagna, kritharaki (orzo), and papardelle.

776 Deluxe Foods set out to promote worldwide the gourmet extra virgin olive oil which is produced in the area of ancient Olympia and that no one knew about outside the borders of Greece. The company was convinced that the world had to find out about that superior olive oil and that its mission was to share that treasured product with people around the world. Its mission soon grew to include not only the production and distribution of its own extra virgin olive oil but also the select local products of small food producers. Why 776 Deluxe Foods? What does that number mean? The company took its name from the date 776 BCE, the date when the first Olympic Games were held in ancient Olympia. Thousands of years later after that date, in the greater area of Olympia, the 776 Deluxe Foods team is striving to continue the Greek spirit of winning and the region’s tradition by making available to the world the very best foods that the bounty of the area of Olympia so generously yields.

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Olympia, western Peloponnese, is ancient Greece’s most renowned sanctuary and was dedicated to Zeus, father of gods and mortals. It was within that magnificent ancient temple that the formidable ivory & gold statue of Zeus used to stand. Sculpted by Pheidias, it had been named one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. One of the most significant ancient sites worldwide, Olympia is a pole of attraction for visitors and determines the area’s tourism profile.

However, the significance of the ancient site of Olympia does not stop there. It was at Olympia that the Olympic Games, the ancient Greeks’ most important event were held in classical times. A series of athletic competitions, the Olympic Games traditionally date back to 776 BC. Even today, the contemporary Olympics Games begin at that ancient site with the ceremony of the lighting of the Olympic Flame which travels around the world to the place the games are held every four years.

The greater area of Olympia (Ilia) is not simply the location of some of the world’s most significant archeological sites. It is a fertile farmland with thriving olive and citrus groves, vineyards, and wheat fields. Olympia geographical profile is characterized by a diversity that is created by the area’s hills, valleys, lofty mountains, and steep cliffs dropping to the sea. Enchanting sandy stretches, wetlands that are the habitat of rare aquatic fauna and flora, verdant forests, hot springs, and traditional villages co-exist in harmony with wondrous archaeological sites, historical monuments, and Byzantine monasteries in a rich weave that is the history of Olympia and Ilia.

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Olympia Extra Virgin Olive Oil P.G.I. "776" 17fl.oz

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Product code: 5200125210017 Gross Weight 1.94lbs
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776 Extra Virgin Olive Oil is crafted by Deluxe Foods, a fact that promises premium quality. What’s more, it is yielded from the olive groves located within the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) of Olympia, Peloponnese, a fact that promises superior taste.
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Nutritional Facts
Olympia Extra Virgin Olive Oil P.G.I. "776" 17fl.oz nutrition
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Olympia Extra Virgin Olive Oil P.G.I. "776" 17fl.oz size
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