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Picual olive oil

Picual Olive Oil is the typical variety from Jaen; it is the most extended and possibly known in Spain.

It is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Jaen, Cordoba and Granada. Currently its cultivationexceeds  700,000 hectares.

The most accused feature of Picual Olive Oils compared to other varieties is its bitterness, and if the oil is green, its pungency or itching. It is also characteristic, in cases of early harvested Olive Oils, its herbaceous aromas, such as olive and grass leafs, fig, tomato.

It is a powerful olive oil that can be refused by people do not used to consuming olive oils, but with a small amount in a dish makes noticing his presence.

Another important feature in picual olive oil is its high content in oleic acid (monounsaturated) that can exceed the 80% of its lipid profile. This coupled with its low content of polyunsaturated acids makes picual olive oil one of the most stable in oxidation and rancidity.That is why Picual olive oil is the most suitable to be used in the kitchen to cook at high temperatures, since it maintains its properties in several cycles of fried foods.


Picual Olive Oil properties:

One of the main characteristics of Picual olive oil is its stability to oxidation, to rancidity, and the temperature cycles in frying.

On the other hand, picual olive oils, with their high polyphenol levels, help to reduce the oxidation of fats in the bloodstream.

In conclusion, Picual is one of most healthy olive oil varieties.


Uses of Picual Olive Oils:

We propose Picual Olive Oils for the following uses in the kitchen:

•For frying, breaded and any other use of olive oil at a high temperature.

•For long stews.

•As a preservative of sausages, meats, cheeses, and canned in general (for its high stability).

•For dressing salads, tomatoes, etc.. Picual can improve vegetables which are bland or tasteless.

•For breakfast in toast bread with tomato.

We do not recommend its use, or at least, do it wisely, for soft flavor dishes, fish, mayonnaises, desserts. We believe that there are other varieties that can give a better result.

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Testimonio autor
Zoltan Narancsik 01/17/2024
“ Satisfied returning customer ”
We have been ordering oil here for a couple of years now. The description of individual varieties is very helpful.We love the Hojiblanca and have tried the picual as well which is actually not as spicy as most of the Croatian istrian varieties, so will definitely keep ordering in the future.
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P. L. N 12/04/2023
“ The Most Delicious Olive Oil ”
I bought 5L containers each of the Arbequina, Picual, Hojiblanca and Manzanilla and we loved them all ! We found Hojiblanca the most versatile. Manzanilla & Hojiblanca are mild & fruity, great for adding to dishes & salads. Picual has a special fragrance - our favourite for roasting potatoes as it doesn't smoke! So pleased to be able to source such a quality product direct from the makers . The price is very reasonable, even with delivery to the UK.
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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.
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Susana Wittern 05/13/2023
“ Out of this world ! ”
I have accidentally came across this manufacturer and tried your oils and Voila!I was flashed !!! The taste is so pure, the aroma is pure olive and the quality is silky, I have been ordering my Oil direct from Italy but this is a lot better! Full recommendation for Arbequina, Frantoio and naturally the Picual. Thank you so much.
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Pawel Zielinski 05/08/2023
“ Picual olive oil ”
We recently bought Picual olive oil in Las Valdesas. It is a great olive oil that we use for cooking i.e. for frying, stewing and making preserves from grilled vegetables as well as white mushrooms. We are delighted with its taste and quality. We will buy Picual constantly together with Arbequina
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Iveta Jakubova 04/14/2023
“ The best olive oil, we love it! ”
I ordered for the first time in Nov 2022 6.5L, we love the oil and I'm about to place the next order. My favourite is Frantoio. Also love Picual and Arbequina. Hojiblanca is lovely, but for me not strong enough taste, if you want a very plain taste, go for that one, it is still very beautiful tasting oil. I have also introduced the oil to my family in Latvia and my sister has already received her 2nd order.Loti garsiga olivu ella, loti iesaku! Thank you so much aceitelelasvaldesas! Shipment arrived as promised, even few days early. It was so much quicked for my sister in Latvia.