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Why does olive oil taste hot when consumed?

23-05-2022

Why does olive oil taste hot when consumed?On many occasions, when tasting an olive oil, we notice a certain bitter taste and itching on the palate, sensations that increase depending on the type of oil we taste. But, why is one oil more pungent or bitter than another?

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Is it good to fry with olive oil?

02-03-2022

Is it good to fry with olive oil?

How many times did you wonder if it is good to fry with olive oil? Despite being the basic fat in the Mediterranean Diet, the belief that it is not the best option for frying is widespread.


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Take care of your body: Olive Oil for your skin

02-02-2022

Take care of your body: Olive Oil for your skinExtra virgin olive oil is a 100% natural product, characterized by its high content of fatty acids, vitamins and polyphenols. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is an essential ingredient when we talk about taking care of skin.

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How is Extra Virgin Olive Oil made?

17-01-2022

How is Extra Virgin Olive Oil made?

The elaboration of olive oil is carried out in mills. It is a slow process, in which we pay attention  even to the smallest detail, in order to avoid altering the quality of olives. To learn a little more about Spanish culture and traditions, we show you how olive oil is made at Aceites Vallejo.


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EVOO Early Harvest Encinas de Monte Quinto 2021

24-11-2021

EVOO Early Harvest Encinas de Monte Quinto 2021Aceites Vallejo starts the 2021-2022 campaign with the professional advice of an external company expert in obtaining high-end oils. The harvest began with the early harvest at the Jabalquinto farm (Jaén), where the early harvest Encinas de Monte Quinto extra virgin olive oil is produced.

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The Olive Harvest

10-11-2021

The Olive Harvest

At this time of the year, olive farmers are preparing the olive harvest, if they haven’t already started. Depending on the geographical area, the olive harvest may be delayed or advanced, although it is not the only determining factor.


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Uses of Olive Oil in the Kitchen

27-10-2021

Uses of Olive Oil in the Kitchen

Our kitchen can be the place where our creativity is triggered preparing and creating different dishes with a unique and special touch. We are lucky that it is the olive oil that accompanies, to a large extent, the dishes of our Mediterranean cuisine.


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Classification of Olive Oils

20-09-2021

Classification of Olive OilsOlive oil is the only vegetable fat that can be consumed as a 100% natural juice, in this case, made of olives. However, we can find different classifications when it comes to olive oil.

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History of Olive Oil

07-07-2021

History of Olive Oil

Over time, olive oil has gradually acquired the relevance that it has nowadays. Although the applications of olive oil have changed through time, its use in food has always prevailed.


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Recipe: Olive Oil Cake

09-06-2021

Recipe: Olive Oil Cake
If you use extra virgin olive oil for your recipes, the result will be more tasty and fluffier.

Today we explain how to make sponge cake with extra virgin olive oil. This recipe is the traditional sponge cake, but stay till the end because we have surprises!

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What are olive oil polyphenols?

28-04-2021

What are olive oil polyphenols?Extra virgin olive oil offers a multitude of benefits for our body. This is partly due to polyphenols, a group of micronutrients present in most foods of plant origin, such as strawberries, nuts and wheat.


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How many calories are there in extra virgin olive oil?

21-04-2021

How many calories are there in extra virgin olive oil?You may know that extra virgin olive oil is largely made up of a macronutrient called lipid or fat, an element with a high concentration of calories as it is made up of 100% fat; more specifically: 9 calories for every gram consumed. Other nutrients such as carbohydrates or proteins account for only 4 calories for every gram consumed. These specific features are found in extra virgin olive oil when it does not contain impurities, which are removed during the production process at the oil filtering stage.

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