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Tasting | adj.
which has the characteristic taste of the oils obtained from green olives or during veraison. It is a positive attribute of virgin olive oils.


There are many attributes of olive oil that indicate poor quality like being rancid, fusty, musty or winey; but having a bitter sensation on the tongue or a back of the throat sting, is not one of them. In fact, it is one of the best indications of an extra virgin olive oil"s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory value.

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bitterness is perceived more intensively at the tongue end.