Picual olive oil is one of the most valued both nationally and internationally. Although it is true that it originated in Andalusia, its cultivation has spread throughout Spain, especially in the hottest and driest areas of the country.
This variety has some unique characteristics: the intense and fruity flavor of its oil, together with a slight bitter and spicy touch, makes it ideal as a contrast to dishes. It is widely used in the preparation of typical Spanish dishes, such as potato omelette, gazpacho and salad. However, it is also a perfect ingredient for preparing stews and frying, since its intense flavor is not lost with heat.
Picual olive oil has a high amount of antioxidants and oleic acid, thus providing numerous beneficial properties for health and being perfect for maintaining a balanced diet.
It is also highly valued internationally, being used in a large number of restaurants and homes around the world. Thanks to its flavor and aroma, it is a perfect accompaniment to dishes such as hummus, roast meats and pastas.
Its cultivation is an essential part of the Spanish economy. Olive trees of the Picual variety are known for their resistance and longevity, being capable of producing quality olives for decades. In addition, they are very resistant to diseases and climatic adversities, making them capable of surviving extreme temperatures.
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