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Did you know?

» Did you know that the tone of olive oil tells us nothing about its quality or flavour? The colour is determined by the variety of olive used in its production, as well as its degree of ripeness.

» Speaking of varieties… Did you know that the olive tree originally came from the Middle East over 5,000 years ago and that today, in Spain, more than 260 varieties are cultivated? The four main varieties are Hojiblanca, Picual, Cornicabra and Arbequina.

» Did you know that olive oil is a source of monounsaturated fatty acids which help to maintain good blood cholesterol levels? Its consumption in moderation could be very beneficial for our health.

» Did you know that the use of olive oil in cosmetics is more and more common due to its moisturising and revitalising properties? Although this is nothing new. In ancient times, the upper classes used it in their baths and as a fundamental ingredient in perfumes and other beauty products.

» Did you know that extra virgin olive oil is 100% olive juice, with excellent flavour and aroma and which can be single varietal or blended? We talk about single varietal when it has been produced from only one variety of olive, whilst during the blending process different varieties of olive have been used in order to achieve the desired bitterness, spiciness and fruitiness.

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