In previous posts, we learned about the variety of blanqueta olives. Continuing with the line of olive trees from Alicante, today we want to present the Changot Real olive tree. Although they share origin, both olives are truly different: The Changot Real olive is obscure and practically unknown in the national territory: its extension is less than 5,000 hectares.
In addition to Alicante, this crop can also be found in small plantations in Valencia, Jaén and Córdoba.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE REAL CHANGOT OLIVE
It is an olive that is used only for the production of olive oil. Its type of maturation is medium, and it also presents a medium size (3-4 grams). At maturity, it reaches a dark color. For producers, Changot Real is a diamond in the rough, because, despite its small area, it has a high yield (24%), but it is worth mentioning that it has a high resistance to detachment, which is why it is recommended for harvesting. use semi-automatic or manual methods, which makes their collection more expensive.
THE "ROYAL CHANGOT" OLIVE OIL
It produces a relatively strong oil, with a certain presence on the plate: it has bitter notes with a medium spiciness intensity. Its aroma is mainly fruity, evoking smells of tomato or apple.
BENEFITS OF CHANGOT REAL AND EVOO
First of all, it is worth mentioning that whenever we talk about EVOO (Extra Virgin olive oil), we will always be referring to a product that has more health benefits than Virgin olive oil and Olive oil, since its production by Natural processes prevent the quality of the natural ingredients from being affected by chemicals that could be harmful to health. Therefore, below we detail the benefits of both Changot Real and EVOO:
If you want to know more benefits of Extra Virgin olive oil for our body, you can consult our post "9 benefits of Extra Virgin olive oil that you did not know"
Desde 9 Oliveres queremos evitar la extinción de esta variedad de aceituna. No solo porque sería una gran pérdida desde el punto de vista de la producción olivícola sino porque lo sería también para la gastronomía valenciana. De esta manera, no solo llevamos a cabo una plantación con esta variedad de aceituna sino que en breve presentaremos nuevos proyectos para aumentar la plantación de Changot Real.