Arbequina Single Variety extra virgin olive oil offers us a flavour and aroma of freshly cut grass. It seems that is a milder olive oil at first, and then after a few seconds of tasting it, you can appreciate how the herbaceous nuances suddenly appear to surprise your palate.
Perfect on toasts, for sauces (mayonnaise), for baking, fish, sweets and desserts. It is the ideal Single Variety for people that prefer milder flavours, like children that may not be used to the stronger olive oils yet, and that way they can get involved into the extra virgin olive oil world.
It is getting its name from the town of Arbeca in Lerida, Catalonia, Spain. The Arbequina olive has recently become one of the dominant olive cultivars in the world, usually cultivated in high intensity, high-density plantations.
The Arbequina olive is small, symmetrical and can be anywhere from pink to burnt orange in colour. It weighs in at an average of 1.9 g. It is cultivated mainly in Lerida, Tarragona, Córdoba and Jaén (where Reinos de Taifas is based). Arbequina trees produce one of the highest fruit yields of all varieties. While the olives have a low flesh-to-stone ratio, their oil yield is 20.5% – one of the highest amongst the main cultivars of olive.
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Maturation of the olive starts in early October and lasts until January. It is different each year, depending on the weather.The harvest of the olives is between December and February depending on when they reach their optimal point of maturity each year. For more information please read about our sustainable farming.
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