The crisp freshness of Agrumato is achieved by the whole-fruit crushing process, which cannot be duplicated by the more common infusion method of other citrus flavored oils.
Lemon Agrumato is a unique condiment, the first of its kind introduced by Manicaretti in the early 1990s. Whole lemons are crushed together with the olives in the traditional cold-extraction method to capture or mechanically seal the essential oils of the lemon zest in the resulting extra virgin olive oil.
AGRUMATO® is produced by using only olives and citrus strictly free from harmful substances and carefully selected for ripeness and variety. The two ingredients are crushed simultaneously between granite stones. When the resulting paste has obtained the right density the AGRUMATO® is extracted. In the region of Abruzzo, bordering the Adriatic Sea, olive farmers have traditionally created citrus oils for family and friends but was kept always at home for personal use, never sold.