What is Lampante Olive Oil?

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Lampante olive oil is vir­gin olive oil that does not meet the chem­i­cal analy­sis of the extra vir­gin grade.

In the old days, they used lam­pante oil as fuel for lamps (hence the name).

It has a free acid­ity, expressed as oleic acid, of more than 3.3 grams per 100 grams (3.3%) and/or organolep­tic and other char­ac­ter­is­tics cor­re­spond­ing to those fixed for this cat­e­gory in the International Olive Council stan­dards.

Lampante is suit­able for refin­ing or tech­ni­cal use. It is made from poor qual­ity fruit or care­less pro­cess­ing. It is not fit for human con­sump­tion as it is.

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