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Rallis Olive Oil
Contact: Nikolas, Theo & Dr. Steve
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Email Address: jen@ralliswholefoods.com
About Us
Engineer turned olive oil producer. Several years ago, Theo Rallis hit the reset button & walked away from Corporate America to reconnect with his ancestral roots & create a better olive oil. He combined new world technology with old world craftsmanship to create the world’s only raw, ice pressed ® olive oil. It was uniquely a Greek Canadian idea!

His award-winning oil is consumed by families throughout the world & is used exclusively in many of our Olive in the Raw products. Theo’s passion to create a superior olive oil in taste & nutraceuticals is as strong today as it was the first time, he stepped into the press so many years ago.
Practices
Ice Pressed"TM" olive oil has been pressed in the complete absence of heat; a dramatic 20-30 times colder than the cold-pressed olive oil; a critical distinction in terms of maintaining the oils’ nutritive and healing potential and to staking claim as one of the world’s only RAW producers of olive oil. Taste the distinct refreshing taste!
Several significant factors impact the antioxidant value of olive oil: late harvest, mechanical agitation, slow to press, high heat and filtering. Choosing to bypass these common trappings ensures our olive oil maintains the highest antioxidant and energetic value and its status as a “Raw Super Food”!
In olive oil, acidity refers to the formation of free fatty acids or put another way, the breakdown to the quality of an oil. Factors that cause the olive oil to breakdown include, the health of the olives, how aggressive you harvest, time between pressing and heat! Sustainably farming, ice pressing the same day of hand harvesting, we have produced an oil with a near flawless acidity.
As the farming population continues to age and the costs of production exponentially continue to increase, aggressive short cuts are used with radical pesticides and chemicals to control pests and grass. Although not as cost effective, we continue to cultivate and control grass through mechanical, organic and non-chemical means.
What does Green really mean? It means making choices that protects the earth, not your shareholder values. Continuing to harvest by hand using battery powered harvesters, processing our olives in the absence of heat and relying on nature to recycle water and nutrients to the soil is painstakingly slow; but a farming process we are committed to!