Designation of Origin Siurana: the flavour of Tarragona
May23

Designation of Origin Siurana: the flavour of Tarragona

Siurana is the designation of Origin from Tarragona. This sort of olive oils are produced in different areas of southern Tarragona, at southern Catalonia. Some of those areas are Rivera d’Ebre  or Alt camp, among others. This sort of olive oils have received different national and international awards, being classified as one of the better recognised olive oils all around Spain. Its most recogniseable characteristics are: 1. Spicy touch: If you like strong olive oils, this type is perfect for you. Its strong sweet flavour and elegant fragance makes it perfect for olive oils lovers. 2.Arbequina category: Differently from other olive oli’s designations of origin, this one mainly produce olives Arbequina type. It may sounds greek to those who don’t know much about olive oils, but we explain you: those oils have sweet flavours and elegant aromas, being banana or apple some of the most common ones. 3.Fast production: producing an olive oil main seems a world, but it is faster tan it seems. For producing this olive oil, it is only 24 hours needed. Don’t be any surprised, in only one day it is possible to produce such a delicious oil. 4.Oil from the mediterranean: The mediterraean sea and its weather offers delicious delicacies and some of its ingredients, like those oils. They are produced Costa Daurada’s nearby, getting the characteristics from this climate and reflecting it in your meals. Don’t wait to try them! If you want to taste it, we  you to do it with this extra virgin olive oil D.O.P Siurana of Mas...

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Venta del Barón, among the best olive oils
Sep06

Venta del Barón, among the best olive oils

Venta del Barón, an extraordinay Extra Virgin olive oil from Spain, remarkable for its intense fruity green olive with herbaceous notes, peppermint, almond shells, banana and apple. With a keepsake of vegetables such as tomatoes and artichoke. The entrance is sweet, with a bitter and spicy in light progression. The aftertaste is nutty. Very complex, balanced and harmonious in all its attributes olfactory, gustatory.An olive oil that give a special touch to any dish that requires a touch of olive oil. This olive oil comes from the Sierra de Priego, where seasonal pick them ahead of their fall. Hojiblanca variety and Picuda are transported in special boxes so that the weight of the olives not damage the fruit. Designation of Origin Priego de Cordoba, has an area of 30,000 hectares growing only very old olive trees, built partly in the Natural Park Subbetica. These features give the olive oils its own unique microclimate of the area, resulting in the production of high quality oils, with a exclusive character, worthy of international recognition as in the case of Venta del...

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Olive oil Tips: Match the Arbequina variety
Jun26

Olive oil Tips: Match the Arbequina variety

Would you know distinguish the Arbequina variety olive oil? To take advantage of it, we offer to you some tips coming from Juan Pozuelo. Sprinkle some cinnamon and brown sugar to some sliced oranges. Mix and add a few small leaves of mint or peppermint and to all this mixture add olive oil Arbequina variety. If you didn’t know it, it’s the most sweet variety. Simple and easy, one exotic fresh appetizer for hot days, and full of flavor....

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Olive tree in the Greek culinary culture
Jun12

Olive tree in the Greek culinary culture

Greece is a country which enjoys a strong sunshine all the year, which allows to have a strong olive tree culture, also being a part of the greek culture itself. Olive oil is the basis of many greek culinary preparations and meals. In Greece, there exists more than 100 varieties of olive trees. Some of the most well-know olive tree species around this country are Adramitini, l’Amigdalolia or Kalamata. Those different olive tree varieties allow the production of extra virgin olive oil. Greece is the largest consumers of olive oil in the world. As many things we know nowadays and we do a daily use of them, olive oil was commonly used in the old grece and people by that time already adorated it. Its production mainly comes from the Peloponnese region, in the islands of Aegean seas or in Crete. Due to the exceptionnal quality of the olive oils in greece, this product got the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) recognition , given by the European Union’s System of...

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The nutritional value of the olive oil: benefits for your health
Jun11

The nutritional value of the olive oil: benefits for your health

The olive oil is the extract of fats form the fruit of the olive tree. Moreover, as the majority of the foods, it is an essential nutritional source for human beings. Those olive oils contain few satured fats but also a big quantity of oleic acids. Furthermore, it contains a huge amount of vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant. This one acts well on the body, it has the nourishing capacities to lower the rate of cholesterol, and even, the rate of blood lipids. Moreover, it has many benefits for human’s health and it occupies an essential place in the “hierarchy of the Mediterranean diet”. Who knew a domestic vegetable oil has as much benefits as it actually has! It is an old remedy which contains 900 calories each 100 grammes, according to several nutritional surveys. Its controlled consumption is perfect to avoid overweight, because it stills...

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Major ingredient of the Mediterranean cooking : Olive oil
Jun03

Major ingredient of the Mediterranean cooking : Olive oil

The olive oil and the méditerranée: a particularly narrow relation! Indeed, it is from there where the story of the olive oil began, in the Mediterranean Basin. The story continues since millenniums and today, it is the major ingredient of the Mediterranean cooking. Two criteria make of this product an major element of this cooking: its flavor and its nutritional content. Nowadays, we find almost in all of the Mediterranean typical meals, some olive oil. For example, we have the ” Mediterranean salad ” in which, we find a lot of olive oil there. And, it also has a dietary aspect, given that this oil allows to follow a balanced diet, and besides, is a help tool for the prevention of in particular cardiovascular diseases, as for example the...

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