Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil is very versatile and yields high amounts of quality oil. For this reason, it is the top variety cultivated worldwide. It has a very characteristic tasting profile that is very aromatic with complex fruit. It also has both bitter and pungent with a persistence delightful finish.
Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil is very versatile and yields high amounts of quality oil. For this reason, it is the top variety cultivated worldwide. Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the variety with the highest oleic acid (monounsaturated fat) that exceeds 80% of its lipid profile. It also has high levels of lignans, sterols, pigments, vitamins A and E, and polyphenols (natural antioxidants). Likewise, the polyunsaturated fatty acids like linoleic acid are low, making this oil oxidation and rancid resistant.
According to studies, the nutritional properties from EVOO benefit people with high cholesterol and reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) while increasing the good (HDL). The polyphenols also have been linked to possible reduction of lipid oxidation in blood. These benefits make EVOO key in the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.