The olive tree is one of the most characteristic elements of the Mediterranean and olive oil is one of the oldest and most important of the material culture of this part of Italy.
During the fourth millennium before Christ begins the story that links the domestic olive spread of this tree to the development of the greatest civilizations from the first state organizations in the Middle East to the contemporary world.
Olive growing and oil production can be practiced only within a suitable area to develop this plant as are the hills of Lucca and in particular the area where Mastiano Morianese and all the oil produced is among the best of Tuscany.
The cultivation of this plant requires knowledge of botany and agricultural practices (pruning, grafting) quite sophisticated and refinement of techniques, especially in a specialized area such as that still Mastiano where the olives are harvested by hand as it once was because of the difficulty using machines due to the terraced land completely.
Oil of Mammoli Lucca is the flagship for its people and that as soon as product is sold immediately due to popular demand and the few remaining bottles you've bought the Castle of Mammoli is offering its guests the ' opportunity to buy gadgets such as memory and this has become a real attraction that draws people who love this product from around the world making the area Mastiano known for the production of oil.
Mammoli oil obtained with modern extraction systems, it is still a crude oil (must), turbid and opalescent for impurities.
It is then usually allowed to stand until all foreign substances are deposited on the bottom and then poured into clean containers.
Our operators are among the most scrupulous, however, prefer to filter the oil right out of cellulose with special filters capable of retaining any impurities and even the smallest drops of water.
The structure of the olive of Mammoli and its oil content
Exocarp - Skin: 1%
Mesocarp - Pulp : 70%
Endocarp - Pit : 29%
Tree yield: from 15 to 20 kg (16-45 lb.) of olives (13% yield)
World olive production: 7,900,000 metric tons (8,690,000 short tons; (7,200,000 m.t. (7,920,000 s.t.) for oil, 700,000 m.t.(770,000 s.t.) for table consumption)
World production of olive oil: 1,500,000 metric tons (1,650,000 short tons)
Oil produced in Mediterranean regions: 1,450,000 metric tons (1,595,000 short tons)about 95% of world production
Olive oil produced in Italy: 450,000 metric tons (495,000 s.t.)