Gata - Hurdes olive oil
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Extra virgin olive oil from the north of Extremadura, whose careful traditional manufacture is recognised under the protection of the Designation of Origin.
Extra virgin olive oil obtained exclusively from olives or fruits of the olive tree of the Manzanilla Cacereña variety. It is produced in the county made up of Sierra de Gata, Las Hurdes, Ambroz, Jerte, La Vera and Tierras de Trasierra de Granadilla, in the province of Cáceres, where a total of approximately 30,000 hectares are set aside for olive growing. Only oils obtained from olives harvested using the "milking" method, directly from the trees, preserving all their qualities, enjoy the recognition of the Designation of Origin. It is a very stable oil, golden yellow in colour, with a very fruity smell and a slightly spicy flavour with a touch of bitterness.
- Type of product:
- All year round.
- The Designation of Origin covers the area occupied by 76 municipalities belonging to the counties of Sierra de Gata, Las Hurdes, Ambroz, Jerte, La Vera and Tierras de Trasierra de Granadilla.
- Rich in lipids and vitamin E.