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4 Advices Before You Buy Olive Oil

11 Jun 4 Advices Before You Buy Olive Oil

If you want to buy the best oil, you, no doubt, have to choose an extra virgin olive oil (AOVE).

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If you want to buy the best oil, you, no doubt, have to choose an extra virgin olive oil (AOVE).

AOVE para ensaladas y guisosWhatever it is the use you are going to give to it: to fry, to stew, to season sauces, salads or deserts… using extra virgin olive oil to cook is NOT a waste, but an intake of flavour and quality, due to its great concentration of polyphenols and natural antioxidants beneficial for the health. Moreover, you will be using a natural product and not one chemically processed. From the culinary point of view, the better the ingredients, the more naturals and the more high quality, the better the result of the dishes.


 

numero2Better with a protected denomination of origin.

Aceite DOP Terra AltaThe seal of a protected denomination of origin (DOP) in the container of an olive oil is the greatest quality assurance, a European distinctive that accredit the oil has gone through strict controls. The extra virgin olive oils Az-Azeytun have the seal of the “DOP Aceite Terra Alta” (a denomination of origin from South Catalonia characterized by oils with aromatic connotations reminiscent of almond and green walnut).
Thus, in Az-Azeytun, we recollect the best Arbequina and Empeltre olives of our lands in Batea (“Terra Alta”) by means of mechanical procedures to be able to offer a monovarietal extra virgin olive oils with a characteristic gourmet touch, which you can easily buy in the section Products of our website.


 

numero3Colour has nothing to do with the quality of oil.

cata de aceiteThough dark green is the trend colour (used many times in neuromarketing strategies to attract the consumer’s attention), the oil’s colour doesn’t indicate its quality. The oil’s colour depends on the moment the olives are harvested and its variety. That way, an olive of the same variety harvested during the same season may have as a result a good or bad oil depending on how the rest of the process is carried out. Bear in mind that professional tasters use blue tasting glasses, thus hiding the oil’s colour so as not to influence their valuation.


 

numero4Be careful with the acidity of olive oil.

comprador de aceiteMany consumers buy an oil looking at its acidity not knowing that it has no direct relation with its flavour, but that it only indicates the free fatty acids it contains. It is true though that low acidity is a positive feature regarding oil’s quality. An extra virgin olive oil has less acidity than a virgin olive oil, which means that the lowest its acidity, the less the olive oil has suffered and the better its qualities. In that sense, the law indicates that an AOVE must never exceed an acidity level of a 1%.
Many consumers buy an oil looking at its acidity not knowing that it has no direct relation with its flavour, but that it only indicates the free fatty acids it contains. It is true though that low acidity is a positive feature regarding oil’s quality. An extra virgin olive oil has less acidity than a virgin olive oil, which means that the lowest its acidity, the less the olive oil has suffered and the better its qualities. In that sense, the law indicates that an AOVE must never exceed an acidity level of a 1%.

Ultimately, if you want to buy a good oil, with character and personality, forget about the price as a main criterion before buying, opt for an extra virgin olive oil with a denomination of origin.

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