BENEFITS AND INFORMATION OF THE OLIVE OIL
The olive oil is a vegetable oil which is removed by fruit of olive tree and its main use is gastronomic. It is a product of an excellent quality which is used in the Mediterranean diet for all benefits that it provides and for so beneficial properties to our health.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), is the maximum model of olive oil which contains the highest quality that we can find, whose flavor and smell are aromatics and free of all imperfection, for this reason, you are going to find the best extra virgin olive oil of Spain, and the rest of countries, including the province of Jaén, considering Jaén like World Capital of Olive Oil because it is the place where there is the largest production of olive oil, and “the cradle of the olive oil”, whose definition is appropiated by a town of Jaén called Martos, which is considered “ the first producer of olive oil”
Two types of olive oil can be distinguished by the tonality:
- Olive oil whit a “green” tonality denotes a very intense flavor and scents.
- Olive oil whit a “yellow/gold” tonality, denotes soft flavors and scents
Another concept to mention, “certificate of origin”, which indicates a specific geographic place, which designates in this cause an olive oil, because of being native to said place and for habits in the production and/ or transformation, gets some special characteristics which do it to be different to the rest of other oils from other places. On our website, you will be able to filter and see all extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) with this distinctive.
Varieties of Olive Oil
Some of the main varieties of Olive Oil in Spain are:
-Arbequina, Hojiblanca, Cornicabra, Lechín of Sevilla, Picual, Morisca, Empeltre, Serrana and Blanqueta.
We make special mention of some varieties of Jaén province for its tradition:
Picual variety, is the variety par excellence in the province of Jaén, stands out for the quality in its olive oils and its countless benefits for its consumption
Royal variety, is an autochthonous variety in the province of Jaén, this is a soft oil and with an excellent quality. We have to add that the only denomination of origin of this variety, belongs to the region of Cazorla Jaén.
We also have to highlight the excellent extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) that is produced in other countries such as: Italy, Greece, Portugal, France, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, USA, Australia, Turkey, offering us each one their most outstanding brands.
Arbequina, Hojiblanca, Cornicabra, Picual, Empeltre, Royal, Lechin, Blanqueta, Manzanilla, Morisca, Farga, Moraiolo, Coratina, Frantoio, Leccino, Koroneiki, Adramitini, Kalamata, Mastoidis, Kolovi, Galega, Cordovil, Cobrançosa, Picholine, Aglandeau, Arauco, Chetoui, Sayali, Jarboui, Gemlik, Yaylikm Memecik, Erkence y Ayvalik
Then, we will list the main benefits of olive oil:
- Rich in vitamins A, D, E, K.
- Digestive, make easier the intestinal transition.
- Improve the blood pressure.
- Help to take up minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc.
- Polyphenols, contain antioxidants, which are benefits to prevent aging, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer and cancer cell formation.
- Vitamin E, helps to prevent the cholesterol.
- It reduces levels of blood glucose in diabetic people.
- It strengthens bones, highly recommended in adult people.
As an anecdote of benefits of our product, they interviewed one of people with the greatest longevity, and they asked him what was his secret to reach such age and with such good appearance. He answered that his diet was based on three products, mainly on chocolate, wine and olive oil.