Avocado oil vs. olive oil: which one do you pick?

In the world of cooking oils, Avocado Oil and Olive Oil stand out as two versatile and flavorful options. At Italica, we take pride in offering a wide range of olive oils, but we also recognize the unique qualities of avocado oil. So, the question arises: Avocado oil vs. Olive oil – which one should … Read more

Olive oil consumption by country on the rise

Which country uses the most olive oil? Find it out in this post in which olive oil consumption by country will surprise you.

Over the past three decades, the global trend of olive oil consumption by country has experienced a noteworthy upswing. More and more individuals are opting to swap out traditional butter for this exquisite delicacy, resulting in healthier recipes and lifestyles. This also has had an impact on the need to increase olive oil production by … Read more

Olive oil production by country

How is olive oil production by country? Find out why the top olive oil producing countries are located in the same geographical area.

Olive oil production has been on the rise in recent years, although a slight decline is expected next year due to this year’s weather and harvests. The awareness of its exceptional nutritional properties has fueled its popularity across the globe, leading to a significant growth in the industry. Countries that traditionally did not have a … Read more

Different types of olive oil and their uses

Which are the different types of olive oil? Learn about each of them to know the different uses from which you can benefit.

Distinguishing between the different types of olive oil and their uses is crucial for maximizing the benefits of olive oil in various situations. Whether it’s in the kitchen for cooking or for personal care like hair and skin, understanding the different types and their specific uses is key. Are you ready to learn more? Different … Read more

How to taste olive oil: like an expert

: What does really good olive oil taste like? You are about to find out with this How to Taste Olive Oil post.

Learn how to taste olive oil and embrace the healthy Mediterranean diet. You can arrange a tasting at home, before a dinner party. Your palate and appetite will be whetted in an instant.  Olive Oil Tasting Guide: for pros As in the case of wine, olive oil has a wide range of flavors and aromas. … Read more

Spanish olive oil uses: The definitive guide you need

Learn how to make the most of the Spanish olive oil uses

Do you know all the possible uses for Spanish olive oil? Do you know there are so many more uses that can still provide you many more benefits? You can’t miss all that Italica Olive Oil has to offer. The versatility of this olive oil will surprise you, with some people calling it “liquid gold”. … Read more

Olive oil for dogs?
Find out why it’s important

A diet based on olive oil for dogs is more nutritional.

Olive oil for dogs? You may never have considered it, but people with pets will want to know how important olive oil can be for their furry friends. Aside from cooking and dressings, there are countless ways to use quality olive oil. Keep reading to learn more about them.    Can dogs have olive oil? … Read more

What do experts analyze with
an olive oil quality test?

Experts perform olive oil quality tests.

When performing an olive oil quality test, it is extremely important to consider the sensory nuances and chemical parameters that guarantee quality. These tests, which are done in specialized labs, give us a greater understanding of what the “quality olive oil” label means. For example, we are able to obtain information about the quality of … Read more

What is traditional olive oil making?

The step-by-step process of traditional olive oil making

Traditional olive oil making has become a golden legacy and a time-honored tradition whose essence has hardly changed over the centuries. Although new technologies have improved the oil extraction process, techniques that are very similar to the classic mode of operation are still used. Let’s see what this consists of. First, once olives reach the … Read more

Olive oil quality by country:
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5 olive oil producing locations

Olive oil quality by country based on our location

Today we will discuss olive oil quality by country based on our location. But first we must point out that every country is different, which means that every oil is also different. The weather, the traditions for harvesting and handling the olives, the production process and even the packaging! All of these factors alter characteristics … Read more

Acesur becomes the first olive oil company to obtain the AENOR certificate: Protocol against COVID-19

On September 30, 2020 AENOR awarded Acesur their highly-sought certification: Protocol Against COVID-19. AENOR is the organization legally responsible for the development and diffusion of technical standards in Spain.  AENOR has nearly 6,000 experts in the field with a focus on food quality and security.     Acesur was the first olive oil company to receive … Read more

Finding the perfect olive oil quality is possible

Extra virgin olive oil quality

Understanding olive oil quality will help us to choose better when shopping for oil. Selecting the best quality olive oil on the market always entails a certain degree of subjectivity by the person making the choice. However, a number of factors play a role in olive oil quality: the composition of the soil in which … Read more

How to choose olive oil

How to choose olive oil

Selecting the right bottle of olive oil at your local store can be a challenge. Find out how to choose the right brand and the right type of olive oil.

14 Facts about Olive Oil

facts about olive oil

In this post we share 14 bytes of information on olive oil: scientific facts, historical anecdotes, nutritional and health information, and more.

Types of Olive Oil

types of olive oil

Olive oil is commonly divided into five categories: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Virgin Olive Oil, Refined Olive Oil, Olive-Pomace Oil, and Lampante Olive Oil.