The different denominations of origin varieties provide our olive oils with unique qualities. For instance, the intense fruity flavour, with notes of apple and almond, of the ‘Montes de Toledo’ Olive Oil. The oils from Campo de Calatrava, with an apple and green fruit aroma, are famed for their blend of Cornicabra and Picual olives. Olive oil from Campo de Montiel is particularly intense, with outstanding bitterness and spiciness. The oils from La Alcarria are made from the Verdeja olive, a fruity and aromatic olive oil with a strong leafy smell, blending flavours of grass, hazelnut, and banana.
Areas of interest – Mora
Mora is a town in the province of Toledo. Mora is synonymous with olive trees and their fruit produced in the town's olive oil mills: extra virgin olive oil. With first class oil and large-scale production, Mora is a sea of olive groves where visitors can learn more about this product.
Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy food because it contains high unsaturated fat content. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet has been shown to lower blood cholesterol, which at high levels is a risk for coronary heart disease.
Benefits come when consuming foods with a high content of unsaturated fatty acids or if at least 70% of the fatty acids present are from unsaturated fats and these provide over 20% of the product’s energy value.
Note that 100 g of extra virgin olive oil provides 77.27 g of monounsaturated fatty acids and 7.97 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
We recommend consuming extra virgin olive oil several times daily, but in small quantities.