Spanish EVOO, the Liquid Gold of the Mediterranean
From the northern region of Catalonia to the olive groves of southern in Andalucía, Spain is the world's biggest producer of olive oil, the liquid gold of the Mediterranean, with the largest variety of unique oils.
The sensory characteristics defining the qualities of virgin oils, such as their color, fragrance, sweetness, freshness, aroma and taste, show up the diversity of kinds of olive oils. The composition of this fruit and the exact chemistry of the taste of the olive oil varies depending on factors as the type of olive, climate, soil, and how it is grown. All those elements implicated in growing and producing olive oil have an ultimate effect on the parameters affecting its taste and smell, giving it its particular characteristics.
But Olive oil is not only delicious, it has exceptional benefits for human health. It is loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats and it is proven that a Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil can prevent heart risk due to monounsaturated fats. On the other hand, polyphenolic antioxidants protect human cells from oxidative damage, with effects on heart, bones and digestive system. But these great properties are only remarkable in the extra-virgin category (EVOO). Thus, consumption of extra virgin olive oil is highly recommended for having a healthy and long life.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is made simply by crushing olives and extracting their juice, without industrial refining process or chemicals. Besides, Extra-virgin olive oil should be cold-pressed, assuring this way, that heat does not adversely affect it. This untreated, unrefined and pure oil is the highest-quality olive oil you can buy and the one we are pleased to offer because of its superior flavor and aroma. An excellent oil produced only from olives from specific regions of Spain, what gives it a unique flavor.
There is much to explore in the olive oil world and cooking with this delicious oil is always a healthy choice and a guaranteed way to enjoy the foods you love even more.