Although olive oil is a product that we use every day, it is not something that we usually use as a gift. However, giving extra virgin olive oil as a gift may be the best option if you take these aspects into account:
There is no doubt that olive oil is a delicacy. Therefore it would be a pity to lose its qualities by not keeping it in a good place or not using the right packaging. For this reason, at AOVE Águra we take care of every detail so that you can enjoy our oil. Our packaging par excellence is the olive oil bottle and we will tell you why.
We will show you how to make this easy caramelized olive oil sponge cake with white chocolate. Delicious and different, it will surprise you. We have to thank the restaurant El Gallinero de Sandra for the recipe. This is one of the desserts you can find in their menu.
To make this dessert we will first make the oil sponge cake and then the ganache:
Is Olive Oil good for your health? The olives are originated in Grecia and Asia Minor. The olive trees started to expand through the Mediterranean 6000 years ago. In this way, the olives began to be part of the Mediterranean Diet. In fact, it’s a basic food for Andalusian farmers and people from Extremadura during XIX and XX siècle because it’s the essential ingredient to make Olive Oil, the food we’re talking about today in this post.
Spain is the largest producer of Olive Oil in the whole world and our exportations have been increasing year by year. Our liquid gold, as Spanish called it, is produced in nearly every region in Spain but it is in the south of Spain where it has the main production. The region of Andalusia produces around 60% of Spain’s total output. In this part of the country, you can see olive trees covering the landscape if you travel by plane or by car through their roads. A breathtaking picture.
The AOVE Águra Olive Oil comes from a family harvesting the best olives and taking care of the entire process of collection and milling the olives. From the beginning, the Aguilar Segura family has focused on a quality product to elaborate their olive oil. That quality is the reason why they had received numerous awards from countries such as Germany, Italy or Israel.
How to elaborate a Premium Olive Oil?
The Mediterranean Sea area is one of the locations more fertile of the world. That’s one of the reasons why Olive Oil produced in this area is of the best quality and it has many benefits for your health. Today, we are talking about 10 reasons why you should choose it. Don’t miss it!
First of all, Olive Oil we consume in our everyday life should be one of the best quality, for that, we have to search for the label ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil’.
AOVE Águra is a family-run company that was formed by my parents Jesús Aguilar and María Luisa and their five children, included me. All of us were raised in a large tradition of farmers, surrounded by nature. So my parents know what they are talking about in concerned of olive trees and plantations.
In 2012 we decided to start a new project, the AOVE Águra company to elaborate the most especial Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the ‘Aguilar Segura’. In this way, we could monitoring rigorously the whole process, from the olive tree to the packaging, going through the recollection and grinding process.
This last weekend we have been baking some handmade cookies due to the Christmas break. A great activity to enjoy with children. They would enjoy participating elaborating the recipe to finally eat it!
Do you know that not every Olive Oil is the same? Their scent and flavor largely depend on the variety of the olive that it is used for its elaboration.
Last week our team started the harvesting of olives. November is the most important month for us due to the birth of the new harvest of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Today we show you the key moments of the process:
You have had the same question more than once where you were doing a recipe because most of them simply call for Olive Oil. However, when you go to the grocery store you would see a shelf full with different options. From Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the regular one. But, are they really different? Which one should you choose? What is the difference between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
An important nutrient
While excess fat is detrimental to our health, a certain amount is required in order for the organism to function correctly. Fats are used as a structural element in cells and, as a result, are essential for cell growth and regeneration.
The heart’s best friend:
Seventy-five percent of Virgin Olive Oil is composed of oleic acid, a substance that both helps prevent and treats cardio-vascular diseases. Its potential for reducing both cholesterol and blood pressure is beyond doubt. In other words it reduces the risk of suffering a thrombosis or heart attack. Today we are talking about the health benefits of Olive Oil.
Today we are talking about the benefits of Olive Oil. Incorporate this product into our diets is a very good habit to have a healthy life. It has several benefitial aspects to have in mind. This is a product that, according to the Predimed study, notably reduces the arterial pressure of those who consume it on a regular basis.
Other beneficial products include are fish, chicken, turkey, fruits and vegetables. In general, they are those products that are rich in potassium, such as potatoes, tomatoes, leeks, asparagus and dates. Where fruits are concerned, banana and melon are the most highly recommended.
Congratulations are in order. One of the two most prestigious competitions in the olive oil world have just been held in the USA – the Los Angeles International Competition – and we have been awarded several prizes.
On this occasion in addition to receiving awards for the quality of our Premium Olive Oil we also received a Silver Medal in the Best Packaging section for the design of our Águra bottle.
Do an Olive Oil tasting can be something fun and surprising. You could recognize more scents than you can image in the first place.
We recommend you to do the tasting with your friends, in that way you can compare your impressions with each other. And if you have children at home, you can tell them to join you! We are sure that you would learn a lot about the instinct they have and adults have lost.
The Internet allows us to go to so many different places that we would not have known in any other way. This is the main reason why buy Olive Oil online is the best choice we have nowadays. However, we would tell you a few more:
Know the origin
It is difficult to choose between one bottle of olive oil or another at a physical store since you do not have so much information about it. Just a few times, we could find information about the origin of the Olive Oil, besides the design of the bottle.
From where is it, how is it elaborated, which variety of olives have been used, who is behind the product… Such as our EVOO from centenary Olive Oil. Continue reading “10 good reasons to buy Olive Oil online”
We are sure that you know how many varieties of Olive Oil are and which one you should use in every case. But, do you know why the Gourmet Olive Oil is so different?
I have a friend that always tells me that we can mirror the Olive Oil ranking with Football League. They have teams in the Premier League, and others in the Second and Third Division. The same happens when we are talking about Olive Oil. In the Premier League are Olive Oils Virgin Extra, in the Second Division are Olive Oils Virgin and in the Third one are Olive Oils.
Without any doubts, the best Olive Oils are the ones that are in the Premier League (AOVE). However, some of them are about to be in the Second Division. However, others are just in their place and others play in International Competitions. These would be GOURMET Olive Oils (with International Awards).
Why are these Olive Oils different?
Last week we visited the new harvest of the centenarian olive trees. This kind of harvest is the same as the one made at the youngest olive trees. However, it has had some inconveniences. But this kind of harvesting is what made the essence of our company.
The difficulties of the harvesting are mainly based at two motives:
Did you know that olive oil is used for hair care? In this post we explain how to use our Premium Olive Oil to care for hair. We are in the middle of May and, as you know, the sun is shining very hard these days…
Besides our skin, our hair also suffers the consequences of solar rays. Today, we would like to share a homemade remedy with you to solve this problem. To apply Olive Oil in your hair is a really useful remedy to maintain your hair hydratated and strengthen its structure.
Olive Oil is rich in tocopherol and essential minerals for the cells, components with regenerating and moisturizing properties. They provide with necessary nutrients for your hair to recover its vitality.
We always say that AOVE is essential in our kitchens, but we also have to make room for it in our bathroom.