These estate olives were harvested and delivered immediately to a world-class Alpha Laval mill. Picual is the most widely planted olive in Spain and in California it is rapidly becoming known as a distinctive, nuanced oil with its classic tomato leaf aroma. This is a gentle oil with herbaceous character and tones of green almond.
Use on salads, vegetables, fish and grilled chicken. A harmonious and versatile oil, it is an ideal everyday oil, for sautéing and baking, in salad dressings and marinades, and for dipping and drizzling. Pairs well with all balsamic vinegars.
Thanks to its status as a spotlight food in the Mediterranean diet, and thanks to extensive research on its unique phytonutrient composition, olive oil has become a legendary culinary oil with very difficult to match health benefits.
Polyphenols have been shown to function as both antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory nutrients in the body. The very number and variety of polyphenols in olive oil helps explain the unique health benefits of this culinary oil. Because of the high polyphenol levels, as little as 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day have been shown to be associated with significant anti-inflammatory benefits.