The route of the olive trees – Olive oil – Clarifying the concepts
October 13, 2011 in Daily theme
In Fact, the Nasrid route, should have been named, the path of the tree. From Alcaraz to Ciudad Real that was the smell that accompanied us throughout the trip.
Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world and in Spain, the main producer is the province of Jaen.
In this province, more than 550,000 hectares are dedicated to olive groves. Ie, 78% of the agricultural area of Jaén, whose main destination is the olive oil. The table olive is another story.
The Phoenicians brought the olive tree on the peninsula, and it worked so well that in Roman times, the Betica (Andalucia) was the main producer of olive oil in the Roman Empire.
You know I do not like the post made from ”cut and paste”, so I will not ”make” a speech about what I do notknow.
But thinking especially of my English readers.
But what I say!
English? by God, if they read what I write, they get scared and die. or something similar my español may be too strong for them
My blog is read by people from USA, people like Karen. Some time ago she raised me some questions about olive oil. Today I think is the right day to answer your questions:
The extra pure olive oil, usually is a bit dark golden colour. Depending on the olive’s kind was used on, it can be more or lees green coloured. Always iIts texture is denser than sunflower’s oil
C) THE OLIVE OIL IS GOOD TO TANNING
Maybe, but when you finish spreading it on your skin, you can roll on sand and you will be ready to get on fried pan.
OMG world is full of strange people as easy is using Delial they wish to spread on oil.
D) THE ITALIAN OLIVE OIL IS BETTER
No, the Italian olive oil is not better than Spanish, Greek or any other oil produced on Mediterranean river.
Whole Mediterranean zone produces olive oil, good olive oil, another thing, very different, is the marketing strategies.
Nowadays in the USA you can buy “Italian oil” but in fact you maybe buying Spanish oil, owning to gaps in European legislation.
E) THE SMALL BOTTELS ARE BETTER
How we say on Spain ¿Y un huevo! (lit: And an egg!, more or less that means yours : “like hell I do”).
When you buy olive oil in small bottles, probably you are buying a good olive oil but you can be sure you are paying more money that it costs. This question links with the following one.
F) HOW MUCH IS AN EXTRA PURE OLIVE OIL LITER ON SPAIN?
Buff! that’s difficult.
Depending on where you buy it.
As a sample the big bottle (5 liters) that you can see above cost about 14 euros, if my memory serves me right.
The same oil in a small bottle (75cl) may cost about 3,75 euros. But if the same small bottle includes the name of a famous Spanish chef (as Ferran Adriá or similar) it become a luxury product and it can cost like a Porsche spare part
G) THE OLIVE OIL IS GOOD TO TREAT THE INTESTINAL CONSTIPATION
I recomend you to ask for a medicine doctor.
But as a sample, when my cat has a hair upset stomach (an ugliness cat’s habit) I use adding oil on his food. Then, he fasts because my cat is very “genteel” like whole cats (I don’t like cats too much)
Also as sample, years ago, at early hours a member of my family (who I don’t wish to identify) get in the kitchen thirsty, very thirsty and, in the darkness, (he wasn’t interested in discovered himself, switching on the light, obviously he was a man) he got a bottle from the shelf (a supposed water bottle) and he drank a water glass, a big water glass.
Later he talked me that the “water” tasted rare. Something easy to understand because the day after while I was looking for a cure for his “delicate” situation I discovered his problem’s origin.
He drank a glass a big oil glass.
Consequently I can say you:
Yes, the olive oil is good to treat the intestinal constipation. Very good, I say more enough it is too much good.
H) TALCUM POWDER CLEAN OIL SPOTS
I) SODA CLEAN OIL SPOTS
As a resume, the olive oil, extra pure or not, doesn’t will be you taller, doesn’t remove the skin lines, doesn’t help growing your hair again, doesn’t help to pass the test, doesn’t cure the bad-tempered and doesn’t can help you learning English, Spanish, Chinese or Swedish. And…
My dear Karen, if your husband follows beginning the day with two bagels, six tortillas (It is not important their size because they always are six), and four bacon slices. Karen, your husband never lose on weight using or not extra pure olive oil.
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