This oil is extracted from organic picual olives, with no additives or preservatives. Grown, produced and bottled in the family state (Cortijo el Tobazo).
In less than 3 hours the olives are picked, selected, washed with water and pressed. The oil is stored in stainless steel containers until it is bottled on the premises. This process ensures that the oil has a low acidity and fully maintains its' aroma, flavour and nutritional properties.
The oil is pressed without any chemical treatment. Nor is it heated during the process, a procedure which increases the yield but considerably reduces the quality of the product.
This is an organic product certified as such by SC CAAE according to the standards of USDA-ORGANIC which guarantee that there are no traces of pesticides or any other harmful substances. Organic farming doesn't allow the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, or genetically modified organisms.
Extra virgin picual olive oil
Fats: 14 g (of which 2 g are saturated)
Rich in olefin acid, polyphenols and vitamins A, D, K and E.
(approximate values for a 15 ml serving)
Best kept in a cool dark place.
It will keep for a minimum of 6 months from delivery.
This is a low acidity aromatic olive oil. It has a delicate, fruity taste (green olives, tomato, artichoke, almonds and apple) with a hint of green olive leaves, in excellent balance with pleasant light bitterness and peppery.
It is ideal for dressing all types of salads (two tablespoons per person), and for grilled or steamed white meat and fish.
Vegetables should be sautéed at a high temperature when using this oil to retain their succulence.
Alcanova S.L. (Cortijo el Tobazo, Alcaudete, Jaén)
Ranked World’s #9 in Der Feinschmecker Olio Award 2015, Silver Medal in AOVE (EVOO) RM Deleite and Salud Guide 2015, Silver Medal in EcoTrama 2013 International Competition, listed as one of the best Spanish EVOO in the Repsol Guide.
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