Surely you have heard about the different types of olive oil and you may have wondered which one is the best. Today we are going to talk about green oil, an increasingly popular variety in Spain. Do you want to know everything about this product? Read on!
Extra virgin gourmet olive oil
Let’s start at the beginning, gourmet extra virgin olive oil is probably the best olive oil on the market.
Extra virgin olive oil is usually called EVOO. Therefore, when we want to buy a good product we can choose between several possibilities. One of them is green oil, an EVOO with really interesting properties.
The properties of extra virgin olive oil are numerous, but we can highlight the following:
- It has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids (more than 70%), which gives it cardioprotective properties.
- It is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E.
- It is highly digestive and allows the body to absorb nutrients easily.
- It is high in polyphenols, which help reduce cardiovascular diseases.
In addition, this type of oil is of the highest purity due to its quality and qualities.
Green oil, elixir of the olive tree
What exactly is green oil?
First of all, green oil has a very intense and bitter taste. In addition, it is usually fruity and spicy. In other words, it is a product that not everyone supports due to its intensity. However, expert palates in olive oils prefer it over others.
On the other hand, green oil has a unique composition due to the variety of the crop and the climatic conditions. That is, each region of Spain has different properties.
These oils are high in polyphenols, antioxidants, and vitamins. In addition, they are usually very pure due to the first pressing that is made.
When is green oil obtained?
Green oil is a very peculiar type of EVOO, since it is obtained during the time of the year when the olives are green and have a low water content. That is, they are collected before they mature and are pressed immediately.
For all these reasons, buying green oil is a good choice if we want to enjoy a quality product with unique properties.
Oil vs Green Oil
This is a dilemma that has long been sought to be answered, and the answer is that it depends on the tastes of the consumer.
Both oils are of the highest quality and have impressive properties, but the green oil is much stronger than the classic EVOO. Therefore, if you are looking for more pronounced and intense nuances, such as aroma or flavor, you should opt for green oil. An authentic explosion of flavor on the palate.
types of oils
Now that you know all about green oil, let’s briefly review the other types of olive oil.
–Extra Virgin Olive Oil: It is the star product in Spain and it is obtained by the first pressing of olives that do not exceed 0.80º in acidity.
– Virgin Olive Oil: It is one of the purest olive oils and is obtained directly from the first pressing of the olives.
– Aceite Añejo: It is an olive vinegar, and it is obtained by the oxidation of the oil.
– Refined oil: The cheapest oil, since it has no defined flavor or aroma. Obtained through refinement.
Where do we fit the green oil?
It depends on the production and extraction process for us to fit, in the case of Grenade, we work with the best qualities of the market, offering an exclusive pure green EVOO product.
Now that you know the types of oils, it’s time to start testing them all to find out which one is your favorite.
To taste such a pure oil you will only need a base product such as wood-fired bread and a little oil. Many times less is more.
Grenade Olive Oil: Gourmet green olive oil
It is a sophisticated oil that will not leave anyone indifferent, full-bodied and branded as its name suggests. An explosion of flavor and a superb drinking experience.
Finally, if you need more information about this product, or if you want to buy exclusive oil, please contact us.