What is an Olive Oil and why to choose Spanish? Olive oil is a fat, obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea (olive tree), - a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean region, where whole olives are pressed to produce oil. The oil is widely used in cooking, cosmetics, medicine, and soaps. It was originating in the Mediterranean countries (precisely Spain, Italy and Greece), but today it is used worldwide.
Numerous studies have shown that olive oil is perfectly benefits to your to your health - it's rich in monounsaturated fats (which are healthy) and omega-3 and omega-6 acids, it contains large amount of antioxidant, it has strong anti-inflammatory properties, also may help prevent strokes, and protect against heart deseases. Olive Oil does not cause weight gain and obesity, it may help fight Alzheimer's disease, large chance that it may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The antioxidants in olive oil have anti-cancer properties, it can help treat rheumatoid arthritis, has anti-Bacterial effects and so on. Olive oil plays an important role in well known nowadays ''Mediterranean diet''.
Spain is the largest producer and exporter (and also a consumer!) of olive oil, producing about 45% of the world's olive supply. Spanish oil often has a fruity, nutty flavor and has a golden yellow color. Many time olive oil bought in Italy is actually produced in Spain.
Iberica Export is a close partner to a large variety of different producers of olive oil, from all over Spain. We work with large cooperatives, that produce many thousands tons per year, as well as with a smaller, gourmet factories that specialize in a production of a specific, gourmet oils. Below is a list, description of products and specifications of the companies we are working with.
La Bella Española - is a top quality brand of olive oil, that was born in a priviledged environment in the heart of Tarragona, in the north-east of Spain. Iberica Export provides the possibility to export this exceptional Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fruity and aromatic. Its quality is certified under the protected denomination of SIURANA - one of the first denominations of origin, recognized in Spain. La Bella Española is one of the best Extra Virgin olive oils on the market today. The company has developed a variety of products to satisfy the different needs of each customer. Options of olives oils with thyme, basil, chile and garlic are perfectly available. La Bella Española is also the official supplier of olive oil for one of the most famous football clubs - FC Barcelona.details
Empordàlia - is an olive oil producer and a brand (also famous for the line of a top quality wines), located in the north-east of Spain, in the region of Emporda, close to the border with France. Their Oli de Pau extra virgin olive oil is made exclusively from olives, produced by centuries-old trees. Those trees come from two varieties, two kinds which are only found in this region region: the Argudell and the Corivell, - and these, along with the distinctive feature of the Empordà climate - the Tramontane north wind, - give Empordalia's olive oil a character that truly sets it apart.details
JaenCoop - is the the largest producer of olive oil in the world, located in the province of Jaen, in Spain, with more than 30 years of experience. The cooperation of tens of smaller oliver oil producer gives JaenCoop possibility to offer huge variety of olive oil, with an almost unlimited quantity. Iberica Export works close with JaenCoop, offering its clients an excellent quality in any numbers. This cooperative manages more than 100000 hectares of culture with nearly 12 million oluve trees, 19000 working farmers and 67000 tn of olive oil production.details
Oleicola Jaen is family-owned company, founded in 1982, in the province of Jaen, - a place, famous for its lands and climate that are highly favourable to olive oil production. Company dedicated to produce high quality of olive oil, whose olives come from different parts of the province - Baeza, Úbeda, Linares, Mancha Real, Las Escuelas and others. During the years Oleicola Jaen has gone through continuous innovation process, technology improvement and growth of it's facilities. The company was one of the pioneer olive oil mills in installing an oil production system with the hammer mills, beaters/thrashers, decanters and centrifuges.
Olimpo - is a group of the companies, located in province of Albacete (main production) and Jaen. It specialized on producing olive oils and canned olives and pickles (apart of this, company have the lines of cheeses, vinegars and wines). The long tradition, experience and history (company operates from 1954) in olive sector assure high quality and know-how. Olimpo's olive oils are obtained from various Spanish regions, but mainly from Castilla La Mancha. The carefully selection is to produce excellent extra virgin olive oils. Besides those, Olimpo bottles and commercializes other vegetable oils, such as sunflower oil and seeds oils.details
UnOlivo is considered as a benchmark for organic extra virgin olive oil producers. At UnOlivo they have a long tradition of love and respect for growing olives and also for the environment. The company was founded back in 1900 by a great-grandfather in Castillo de Locubin, in the province of Jaen in Andalucía. Nowadays the legacy continues through the fourth generation.details
Since 2010 Oleic Bovera has been producing and bottling extra virgin olive oil from the “Arbequina” variety. The company is located in the small village of Bovera, where the cultivation and production of olives and olive oil are a tradition. The firm is known for the quality and care they put in their products. Their olive oil is full of healthy fats and it’s perfect for those who follow the Mediterranean diet.details
This company has over 50 year of experience when it comes to the production of olives and extra virgin olive oil. This family business is located in southern Spain, more specifically in Andalucía, in the province of Jaen. They offer high quality products deemed to fit everyone tastes. Esencia Andalusí doesn’t only offer olive oils but also pates, honey, handmade jams, vinegar and saffron.details
Aceites Sandua was founded in 1975 by Lorenzo Sandua Macaya in Ablita, which is located in Northern Spain in the autonomous community of Navarra. Sacrifice, determination and innovation helped them grow and get to where they are today. One thing that characterizes Sandua’s oils is their quality, which has been granted thanks to an ongoing improvement plan for food safety, quality management and environmental protection as well as rigorous controls and a careful selection of raw materials. The company is also very committed to the environment, in fact it has a solar photovoltaic system to maximize the use of natural light.details
The company “Syzygy Project” is based in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona and sells its brand “Vindica”, a premium quality extra virgin oil. This oil is made of the Arbequina olive quality, which grows in the fields of southern Catalunya, in the province of Tarragona, a land rich of tradition in olive growing and oil making.details