Monday, January 17, 2011
World’s Most Expensive Olive Oil
As any chef can tell you, olive oil is among the healthiest cooking oils you can use. Studies have shown benefits for those suffering from ulcers, heart disease and high cholesterol. Of course, it’s also one of the most expensive cooking oils.
The most expensive olive oil in the world is called Lambda and is produced by Speiron Co. in Greece. The oil is labeled as an “Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil,” and the Koroneiki olives used to make Lambda are harvested by hand and first cold pressed to produce a fruity and well balanced flavor. The oil is even packaged by hand in an attractive 500 ml bottle.
Ordered directly from Speiron, Lambda costs €40.90 (US $54) per bottle or €150 (US $200) in a special gift box. For the truly extravagant, Speiron offers a bespoke, hand-crafted case with two 18k gold plates—one of which, along with the bottle, bears the owner’s name—for a price of €11,000 (US $14,698).
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