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OLIVE OIL

OLIVE OIL

Com triar el més bo per a la salut? Espanya és el primer productor mundial d’oli d’oliva, però els consumidors encara tenim molts dubtes de quin oli ens convé més per als diferents usos. Bàsicament, trobem diverses opcions: oli d’oliva verge extra, oli d’oliva verge,...

COCAS DE RECAPTE

COCAS DE RECAPTE

Les coques de recapte són un recurs culinari de les terres catalanes que recorden les pizzes, amb elles s'aprofitava els sobrants de les verdures i embotits i es podien preparar amb molts ingredients, des de carbassons, pebrots, cebes, albergínies, bolets i tot allò...

OLIVE OIL CAKES

OLIVE OIL CAKES

Olive oil cakes have ancient origins, as they have been present since the Middle Ages in most Mediterranean villages where olive trees are commonly cultivated. Both the Jews and the Arabs spread their preparation and consumption throughout the regions where they...

PREPARING OLIVES AT HOME

PREPARING OLIVES AT HOME

Arbequina olives are the raw material used to make our Spelunca extra virgin olive oil, a basic food in the Mediterranean diet, ideal for looking after our health due to its concentration of oleic acid. There are more than 200 varieties of olives: manzanilla, gordal,...

HISTORY OF OLIVE OIL

HISTORY OF OLIVE OIL

Olive oil is the juice squeezed from olives or olives, as we want to call them, one name derives from Latin and the other from Arabic. Its use in cooking has been widely known since ancient times, as have its health-giving properties. The first olive trees (Olea...

Extra virgin olive oil: Benefits and properties of the liquid gold

Extra virgin olive oil: Benefits and properties of the liquid gold

Extra virgin olive oil is a product obtained from olives, a typical fruit of Mediterranean countries and indispensable in the preparation of one of the best culinary alternatives of our time. Since ancient times, olive oil has been used not only as food, but also for...

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND PERSONAL CARE

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND PERSONAL CARE

Our extra virgin olive oil Spelunca, of extraordinary quality and made exclusively with arbequina olives and cold pressed, with an excellent flavour and multiple beneficial qualities in the diet, is also an element to take into account in its uses applied to the...

Making aromatic oils at home with extra virgin olive oil Spelunca

Making aromatic oils at home with extra virgin olive oil Spelunca

A walk in the countryside is always rewarding, especially in spring. There we breathe fresh air, listen to the birds, see butterflies and all kinds of wildlife, feel part of nature and admire its landscapes, discover plants that are in full season, flowering and...

THE FLOWERING OF THE ALMOND TREE

As a warning that spring is approaching we can enjoy in our fields one of the most marvellous spectacles of nature: the flowering of the almond trees. Their beautiful and abundant flowers appear before the leaves, when the trees are bare...

WHERE TO BUY GOOD QUALITY EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL?

WHERE TO BUY GOOD QUALITY EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL?

Extra virgin olive oil is an essential ingredient in the Mediterranean diet and is considered a true health balm for its heart-healthy properties. It is rich in monounsaturated fats and its polyphenols dilate the arteries and help reduce blood pressure. It also...

The new harvest of extra virgin olive oil

The new harvest of extra virgin olive oil

The harvest season is beginning and this season, due to the extremely hot and dry weather, the olive trees have reduced their production by half, although our farmers have made an effort to give the trees support irrigation and care in the fields to obtain good olives...

Green Oil

Green Oil

In recent years, the demand for green oils has been increasing, leaving behind the term liquid gold, which traditionally referred to virgin olive oil. This colour variation is only due to the oxidation state of chlorophyll, a molecule that forms part of plant...

Olives and health

Olives and health

In olive crops, it is possible during the summer to recognise small green shoots the size of a pea, which are essential for estimating the state of the future harvest. The taste of these shoots tends to be intense, bitter, pungent and often unpleasant to the palate....

The blossoming of the olive tree

The blossoming of the olive tree

Years with plenty of sunshine and rain are perfect for olive blossom, as long as excellent expert care is added to ensure that the olive trees achieve optimum blossom. The Mediterranean dresses in white with the olive blossom, between the months of April and May each...

Sale of unfiltered oil to the Cooperative of L’Espluga Calba.

Sale of unfiltered oil to the Cooperative of L’Espluga Calba.

This year our cooperative has increased its sales of olive oil, the price of the 5 litre carafe is 25 €/unit and the 2 litre carafe is 11 €/unit. The olive oil of the raig is extra virgin olive oil without filtering. It is made from the first cold-pressed olive. An...

Properties of Arbequina extra virgin olive oil from Les Garrigues

Properties of Arbequina extra virgin olive oil from Les Garrigues

The Regulatory Council of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of Les Garrigues guarantees, controls and certifies the quality of the oil that comes from the regions of Les Garrigues, L'Urgell Sud and El Segriá Sud. This is an area with an extremely harsh...

Authenticity and taste of Spelunca Premium extra virgin olive oil

Authenticity and taste of Spelunca Premium extra virgin olive oil

L'Espluga Calba is a municipality in Les Garrigues, in the high sector of the region, at an altitude of 434 meters, on the western slope of the Sierra del Tallat. The orography of the land is very varied, from elevations of stony earth to valleys where olive trees -...