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Arbequina Olive Oil

 

Arbequina Olive Oil variety is the typical of the provinces of Lérida and Tarragona. However, in the last years its cultivation has been spread throughout Spain, especially in Andalusia and Castilla La Mancha.

Arbequina variety enters into production quickly, has good performance and lends itself well to the new super intensive plantations. This makes that the cultivation of the arbequina variety has experienced a great expansion in the last few years.

 

Characteristics and properties of Arbequina Olive Oils:

The main feature of the arbequina olive oil is that it is a sweet oil, i.e. it does not have any bitter aftertaste. Some Arbequina Olive Oils may sting in throat, stating simply that it is fresh.

Another characteristic of arbequina olive oil is that it tends to be quite aromatic, giving fruity aromas, like banana and apple. Mature arbequina olive oils tend to remind to the porridge of fruits for babies. This smell is due to the high percentage of polyunsaturated acids that often contain. As these acids are more volatile than the oleic acid (monounsaturated), arbequina olive oil has the disadvantage that it is less stable compared to other olive oil varieties.

Nevertheless, Arbequina olive oil, like the rest of the olive oils, has a high percentage of oleic acid, which helps to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) increasing the good one (HDL).

It should also be noted that Arbequina olive oil has slightly lower values of polyphenols than the rest of the varieties, so people who consume olive oil with the intention of improving their cardiovascular health should consume other varieties such as the picual or manzanilla.

 

Arbequina olive oil from the new harvest

Fresh Unfiltered Arbequina olive oil

 

Uses of Arbequina Olive Oils:

Arbequina Olive Oil due to its soft and sweet aroma and taste has a wider use than other stronger olive oils.

For example, it is the most recommended to introduce children in the consumption of olive oil, as well as for people that is not used to consum olive oils. (Olive oil arbequina is widely exported).

It is also the best variety to use in the preparation of mayonnaise or soft and delicate sauces, where other varieties would be too strong. In the same way we recommend it for baking as a substitute of butter, especially in biscuits.

In crude, we consider it be very good for breakfast and fits perfectly with a tomato, and even with jam.

In the salads it fits very well with fruits, like kiwis, apples and raisins. Even to give a touch to mixtures of fruits.

It is also the olive oil that we recommend to use with fish and seafood. For example, fresh anchovies in vinegar, marinated salmon, etc.

On the other hand, since it is not the most stable variety, there would be other varieties better for frying and cooking. However, there is no problem to use it for cooking. Arbequina Olive Oil is for more stable than the sunflower oil, for example.

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Salar Abbas 03/22/2024
“ Great oil as always ”
This is a great product. I ordered it often. I tried a lot of different olive oils. But this is one of the best.
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Raimonds Makars 02/17/2024
“ The best olive oil I ever had ”
So the situation is that where I come from good olive oil is really expensive and the quality is a hit or miss so I looked for options online to buy it in bulk directly from the maker. I ordered Arbequina olive oil and absolutely loved it. My boyfriend, sister and siter-in-law also rated it as a very fine oil and now we are ordering another batch of Picual and Hojiblanca to explore the bouquet of flavours Aceite de Las Valdesas offers.
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Jos en Marijke Albrechts 01/27/2024
“ Beautiful taste ”
Love it to directly buy from the producer. Very good taste, better than the supermarket oils.
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Salar Abbas 12/27/2023
“ The best as usual ”
What a great quality olive oil. I personally like the Arbequina olive. So smooth. I like it a lot.
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Anna Alosina 09/08/2023
“ Superb! ”
Loved all the varieties ordered. My favourite is Arbequina - sweet, delicate, fruity!
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Pawel Zielinski 08/07/2023
“ Wonderful Olive Oil ”
Recently I bought in Las Valdesas, in addition to Arbequina, a wonderful Frantoio olive oil. I really like its aroma and taste. This is the third variety of olive oil that I buy because also picual is perfect, especially for frying. Thank you Las Valdesas.