Núñez de Prado Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1lt tin. An unparalleled organic extra virgin olive oil from Spain. Enjoy the tantalizing nuances of green olives, oranges, lemons, grasses, almonds, and apples accentuated by a smooth, sweet finish. Explore your epicurean options—salads, entrées, and even desserts can benefit from the delectable flavor of this versatile olive oil.
What makes Núñez de Prado Extra Virgin Olive Oil different? Flor de Aceite (Flower of the Oil). Not all extra virgin olive oils are created equal. Most high-end commercial oils are the first cold press, and many people regard the first cold press of extra virgin olive oil as the highest grade; however, there’s a premier option: Flor de Aceite. This free run oil is gathered before the first press. Because the oil is stone milled rather than pressed and drips from the crushed fruit naturally—and prior to pressing—it takes more than twice as many olives to produce Flor de Aceite (24 pounds to obtain a liter) as it takes to produce the first cold press (11 pounds to obtain a liter).
Some olive oil brands use only one variety of olive, but Núñez de Prado Extra Virgin Olive Oil has intricate flavor nuances and utilizes up to seven varieties of olives from the family’s estates. They are harmoniously combined to create a perfect blend, and include floral Picudo, sweet Hojiblanca and robust Picual olives. The olives are gathered strategically by hand, in order not to bruise the skin or damage the pulp, and are chosen when they have just turned the perfect color and ripeness. Then they are quickly sent to the family’s Almazara oil mill and crushed—all within hours of being picked.