Our flagship product is Terra Andúyar Picual variety of early harvest, although there are many varieties of olives, each with its inherent characteristics and specific notes. However, in order to really understand the characteristics and properties of the main oil varieties, we quote Mr. Francisco García Mendoza, Director of Iberoleum:
“Imagine that you wake up with the first brightness of dawn and hear your son who comes running to your bedside to kiss you goodmorning. It is a tender kiss, as sweet as it is ephemeral, a brief moment of affection, endearing, soft and light. That kiss is Arbequino.
Later, you pay a little visit to your mother, who welcomes you with great joy and another kiss. But this kiss is different from the morning one. It may not be so sweet, but it is accompanied by an intimate hug that transmits her love with more intensity. That is a Cornicabra or Hojiblanco.
When night approaches, you see how the love of your life comes down the street, smiling. She is not yet with you, when you already notice her intoxicating aroma, which seduces you. Then she looks into your eyes and, without saying anything, comes close to your lips. Notice how your heart speeds up, you close your eyes and then, you kiss. But it’s not just any kiss, as my daughter Emma would call it, it is a cinematic kiss. That kiss…is Picual.
Like the kisses, each variety has its moment, its meaning and its emotion, and I would not renounce any of them”.
TERRA ANDUYAR, A UNIQUE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (EVOO)
WHY IS OUR OLIVE OIL UNIQUE?
The Picual variety olive is cultivated in our beautiful countryside: LOS JUNCARES and VISTA ALEGRE in the heart of Sierra Andujar where EVOO is extraordinarily full of different tastes and flavors:
- Our olives are cultivated in the middle of Sierra Andujar where even though the field is almost in its 30% full of olive trees, the rest has a unique flora and fauna. The key factor: integrated production which takes care of the crop and the environment at the same time.
- We really help the environment because we are one with it, not something apart from it.
- The mixture of small quantities of other olive varieties in our countryside gives our Picual variety olive oil a superior taste and such a great character.
THE HEALTH PROPERTIES
COME FROM OUR PICUAL VARIETY CULTIVATED IN THE HEART OF SIERRA ANDUJAR TO PRODUCE A UNIQUE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL:
- It is really good for your heart because of the presence of acids.
- It is a great antioxidant, thanks to the presence of vitamin E: a powerful anti-aging element.
- It has a very high number of polyphenols, which prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer´s and it is also responsible for preventing the formation of cancer cells.
- Extra virgin olive oil contains monosaturated fats which reduce the level of bad cholesterol and balance the pH of the body.
- It reduces heartburn and prevents the appearance of ulcers.
- It prevents diabetes because it lowers blood sugar.
- It helps to preserve the bones, preventing the loss of bone density and osteoporosis.
- Help control the pressure; its consumption has a direct impact on the control of blood pressure.
- It combats breast cancer due to the presence of oleic acid and other antioxidants in the oil which decrease the carcinogenic activity and stimulate the death of the cells that form tumors in the breast.
- It has been shown that its consumption reduces the risk of cerebrovascular accidents.
- It relieves pain, as it has been proven that olive oil has its own analgesic action.