A consistent front-runner on the international award-circuit, this is not your ordinary Picual. A truly outstanding oil in a class of its own, this extra virgin olive oil is produced in the olive groves located in the foothills of the Sierra Morena, the northern mountain range in the province of Jaén. Harvested at the beginning of November at their optimal point of ripeness, this oil has exceptionally high organoleptic characteristics, making it stand out above other oils due to the intensity of its fruity flavor and the complexity of its aromas, which include tomato, apple, banana, green almond, fig and freshly cut grass. Herbaceous and fruity, it is an exceptional balance between bitter and spicy.
- What's the difference between virgin and extra virgin olive oil?
If the olive oil is found to be fruity, has no defects and has a free acidity that is less than or equal to 0.8, it is graded as extra-virgin. If the olive oil has minimal defects and is found to have a free acidy between 0.8 and 2.0, it is graded as virgin. Learn more
- What is olive oil good for?
Regardless of the type, olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Eating monounsaturated fats help lower your "bad" LDL cholesterol. The health benefits of olive oil have been attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- How many types of olive oil exist?
There are five primary grades of olive oil:extra virgin oil, virgin oil, refined oil, pure olive oil and olive pomace oil. Each type of oil has a different smoke point, and this smoke point depends on the quality of the oil. The lower the smoke point of oil, the better the quality. Learn more
- Why is olive oil considered liquid gold?
It has been the fountain of great wealth and power, anointing the noblest of heads throughout history. Olive oil was used to produce both medicine and cosmetics: Hippocrates called it “the great healer” and Homer “liquid gold”, Galen praised it for its positive effects on health.
- How long will olive oil last after the harvest date?
There are two dates that producers may choose to print on a bottle, using either one or both. The "Use By" date is what our producers put on their products to say, "use when at its freshest quality." The taste and quality of the oil doesn't typically diminish over time though, unless it's open and exposed to oxygen. The "Harvest Date" is when the olives for the oil were actually picked and crushed. This date can be any time between late October to mid-December for the Northern Hemisphere, and these new harvest olive oils begin to arrive in the United States in February and March the following year. For oils from the Southern Hemisphere, from countries such as Chile or South Africa, harvest occurs any time between late April to mid-June.
Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive oil Maximum Acidity 0,1%
Tasting Notes & Aromas
Tomato, Banana, Almonds, Grass
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