Exquisite, Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Direct from Spain to Your Table
GringoCool is proud to offer two world class varieties of extra virgin olive oil, direct form Cordoba, Spain. The first is an exquisite, 100% organic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) produced from the highest quality Picual olives, and the second is a mouth watering, conventional extra virgin produced from the finest Hojiblanca olives. During each season, we work closely with a family managed olive oil mill in the selection, bottling, and packaging of our olive oils, and only the highest quality oils are considered. Once bottled, the Spanish extra virgin olive oils travel directly from the olive mill in Spain to our warehouse in Oregon, and from their to your table. There are no middlemen, meaning you are purchasing the "real deal", only the very best quality of extra virgin olive oil.
Your Health and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olives are fruit. The freshness and quality of the juice produced depends upon the quality of the fruit, along with the cleanliness, timeliness and precision of the first cold press.
A large part of our health is determined by what we eat and drink and extra virgin olive is good for your health.
- EVOO is a source of Monosaturated fatty acids as well as good cholesterol.
- It is good for your heart, reducing risk of strokes.
- It is good for your digestion and your colon.
- The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in EVOO are good for your brain, memory and mental health.
- Our quality, Spanish extra virgin olive provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to your diet.
- Extra virgin olive oil has many other health uses including for your skin, nails, hair and even removing wax from your ears :-)
Tips for Enjoying our EVOOs
Our Spanish extra virgin olive oil is meant to be used and enjoyed. Many companies sell low quality olive oil in pretty bottles with pretty labels, and the bottles end up being used as a kitchen decoration. We encourage you to use and enjoy our top quality extra virgins.
For best results, always store extra virgin away from direct sunlight and heat.
Our EVOOs are top quality. They are meant for finishing foods. They are exquisite for topping off fresh vegetables, salads and pasta. Another wonderful use is on toast. The better the quality of bread, the more enjoyable your cuisine experience. And for those garlic fans, a couple of scrapes of a garlic clove across the toast before applying the EVOO, is delicious.
In Spain, most kitchens will have 2 or even 3 different qualities of extra virgin olive oils. The lowest quality is used for frying usually. Heating EVOO to high temperatures nullify the health and change the flavor. We do not recommend using our EVOOs for frying, it would be a waste.
We do recommend the use of our EVOOs for low temperature cooking. For example, coating fresh vegetables (potatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, etc), placing them in a pan with spices (cumin, pepper and salt), with an additional quarter cup of EVOO added, then cover and cook at a low heat (325 F) in the oven, produces delicious vegetables and a "to die for" juice. And adding our EVOOs to a slow cooked roast or sausages will creat a mouth watering gravy.
If you are interested in Spanish dishes, we are continually working on authenic Spanish recipes. You can go to our recipe page by clicking here.
For best results and the most enjoyment, please use our EVOOs abundantly. Remember, extra vigin olive oil is a fruit juice and it is good for you!
The Real Thing!
By several estimates, at least 55% of the imported extra virgin olive oil in the States does not meet industry standards.
Many unscrupulous merchants buy bulk, quality EVOO and dilute it with sunflower oil, or other types of additives and then put it in pretty bottles and import it into the States - sell a product that comprises both the health benefits and the flavor.
Our extra virgin olive oil is the real, from a single source. The harvest location, harvest time, variety, production time, and vatting are carefully recorded and registered with each lot number of GringoCool.
Large producers harvest hundreds of acres to produce their bottles of EVOO. We are a small importer and enjoy the luxury of only choosing and bottling the very best quality EVOO from select orchards for our customers.
You can trust GringoCool as your source for top quality EVOO.
Trust Your Source!