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.
Extra Virgen Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is absolutely the best you can get in the market of oils. Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It has no defects and a has a flavor of fresh olives. It produced entirely by mechanical means without the use of any solvents, and under temperatures that will not degrade the oil. Only fresh olives in good condition are used. Every step of the process is carefully monitored.
Iberica Export offers many different Spanish brands to choose from.
Formats: TIN (Metal can), Glass (Dorica, Marasca and Frasca bottles), and PET (Plastic containers).
Sizes available: 250ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1L and 5L.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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. Generally speaking, the olive tree 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 anyways. However, the organic certifying process documents and guarantees this fact for consumers.
Formats: TIN (Metal can), Glass (Dorica, Marasca and Frasca bottles), and PET (Plastic containers)
Sizes available: 250ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1L and 5L.
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 1L, 3L, 5L bottles, and in bulk.
Olive Pomace Oil
Olive Pomace Oil is a refined oil, produced from the pulp and leftover flesh of the olives, after the first press is done creating Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It's non-GMO and its gluten-free.
Our pomace oil is characterised by its smooth flavour and good body. This oil is composed by adding 20% extra virgin olive oil to refined olive pomace oil. It is highly recommended for frying all kinds of foods due to its high degree of stability/ Also, it does not give off odours of any kind and is specifically recommended for industrial bakeries and the hospitality sector in general, because of its attractive price/quality ratio.
Formats available: Glass (Dorica and Bertoli), and PET (Plastic containers).
Format sizes: 250ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1L and 5L.
Sunflower & Seed Oils
The health benefits of sunflower oil include its ability to improve heart health, boost energy, strengthen the immune system, improve skinhealth, prevent cancer, lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. Our refined sunflower oil is natural and pleasant in appearance. It has the advantage of not distorting the original flavour of food when used alongside it, which allows the food to retain its natural taste. Suitable for ovens, bakeries, restaurants and cooking in general. It does not contain any preservatives or additives. The seed oil in turn, is made exclusively from a selection of vegetable oils. Its properties make it a very healthy oil that performs well when used for frying, which is why it is popular.
Both oils are available in 1L, 3L, 5L and 25L bottles.
Special design & Gift boxes
Contact us for special needs or outstanding features that you need for your olive oil order.
- creative label design
- unusual bottle design
- smaller/different sizes (125ml, 4L)
- gift packaging.
We have our olive oil not only in "standard" bottles and packs, but also the formats that suit best for HORECA industry (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes). Small one-time 14ml packs that can only be used (poured) once.
We can perfectly personalize the small white labels, putting your company name, address, e-mail - anything you want.