Friday, May 21, 2010

Umbria - Cuore Verde

Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy. As well as being in the physical centre of Italy, one of the reasons for this could be the quantity of olives being grown. There are roughly 6.5 million olive trees in Umbria.

Those trees produce nearly 10 million litres of olive oil but most of this production is by small businesses such as, Casa Margherita, with a relatively small number of trees.

Umbria is also the only region in Italy where all of the production of olive oil is covered by DOP status. So you can be assured of the quality of Umbrian oil.

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