The Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition provides an opportunity to compare the products entered from the major producing countries and the USA. The Northern Hemisphere segment has just been completed with 516 entries.
The comparative performance of olive oils from countries with over 20 entries shows that Spain outperformed all other countries with 31% of the entries being awarded gold medals.
Italy came second with 22% gold, followed by USA with 19%, Greece with 15% and Portugal with 4%. With the exception of Greece (59%) around 75% of entries were awarded medals.
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