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.
Organic (Ecologic) Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is an extra virgin oil, but produced using Certified Organic olives. Olives are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. The fact is that olive trees in general are a very hearty tree. They require little to no pesticide intervention to grow olives normally. Most growers in Spain don’t use any chemicals on any of their trees. However, the organic certifying process documents and guarantees this fact for consumers.
Formats available: TIN (Metal can), Glass (Dorica, Marasca and Frasca bottles), and PET (Plastic containers)
Format sizes: 250ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1L and 5Ldetails
Our ''regular'' olive oil is a mix of extra virgin olive oil with a refined one. Much more economic than extra, virgin it is still the perfect for for dressing uncooked food, salads, boiled fish.
Currently we have two types: intence - an olive oil with a good body, green colour, sweet flavour and pleasant olive aroma (70%-30% proportion of extra virgin to refined oil), and soft - characterised by its smooth and pleasant flavour, light body and golden yellow-green colour (more % of refined oil, up to 70%). It can be used in dishes which bring out the quality of the olive oil while retaining the flavours of the food itself.
Both are available in 1 litre, 3 litre and 5 litre bottles, and in bulk.details