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  1. Alan Watt Guest

    Soils and oils

    I was recently given an organic extra virgin olive oil originating in Malta.
    On the label it stated .."The poor quality alkaline soil that we find on
    Maltese hillsides and valleys contributes to the extremely low acid content
    in our oil...". Is there such a relationship?
    If the converse is true what does this indicate to growers on fertile,
    generally acid soils in many areas of Australia?

    Alan Watt
    Tanja olives
    Last edited by OOAdmin; September 26th, 2011 at 11:30 PM.

  2. Mike Wilson Guest

    Re: Soils and oils

    This sounds like some creative spin-doctoring to me.

    "Hmm, lets see, what have we got that makes us different? Awful, alkaline
    soil. Okay, lets make a virtute of it and tell the world that is good"

    Or have I spent too much time in advertising?

    All a heavily alkaline soil will do is lock up nutrients that become
    available the closer to a neutral pH you go. Heavily acidic & heavily
    alkaline soils have the same problem, the locking up of some elementary
    chemicals and nutrients. The only advantage that I can think of is that
    almost all the chemical fertilisers are acidic, so you could pump Urea into
    the ground and not suffer from increasing acidity, but that isn't much of an
    advantage.

    Mike Wilson
    Hunter Valley NSW.
    Last edited by OOAdmin; September 26th, 2011 at 11:30 PM.

  3. Graeme and Barbara Guest

    Re: Soils and oils

    I was recently given an organic extra virgin olive oil originating in
    Malta.
    > On the label it stated .."The poor quality alkaline soil that we find on
    > Maltese hillsides and valleys contributes to the extremely low acid
    content
    > in our oil...". Is there such a relationship?
    > If the converse is true what does this indicate to growers on fertile,
    > generally acid soils in many areas of Australia?
    >
    > Alan Watt
    > Tanja olives
    Last edited by OOAdmin; September 26th, 2011 at 11:29 PM.

  4. Roger Farquhar Guest

    Re: Soils and oils

    "Alan Watt" <tanjaolives@b...> wrote:
    > I was recently given an organic extra virgin olive oil originating in Malta.
    > On the label it stated .."The poor quality alkaline soil that we find on
    > Maltese hillsides and valleys contributes to the extremely low acid content
    > in our oil...". Is there such a relationship?
    > If the converse is true what does this indicate to growers on fertile,
    > generally acid soils in many areas of Australia?
    >

    the answer Alan is yes no and maybe. Olives have adapted to the
    Mediterraneanenvironment which includes (amongst many other factors)
    alkaline (lime stone) soils.

    The label blurb was just a bit of spin, like all the others, thing is
    how did the oil taste? Did you like it? Was it good value?

    Australia can easily produce low acid oils, but is there a comparable
    flavour?

    If the oil pleasing to the palate, to be evoo or not evoo, that is the
    question.
    Last edited by OOAdmin; September 26th, 2011 at 11:29 PM.

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    Soils and oils

    Im not an oil expert but I believe all oils use Zn and P in the form of ZDDP as antiwear additives. The levels of ZDDP have been reduced to protect cat converters.I want the highest level of ZDDP that wont plug my converter.
    Si quisiera comprar Levitra Soft urgente use la tienda virtual probada. Tambien es posible comprar Kamagra en linea aqui.

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