Olive oil directly from the producer for enjoyment like on the Mediterranean

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Organic olive oil directly from the producer

Olive oil directly from the producer, a very special oil for the kitchen

Olive trees and olive plantations are sights that each of us knows from the Mediterranean countries. We remember restaurants in Portugal where the olive oil comes directly from the producer in the Alentejo cuisine plays a role. The fish specialties along the Rota do Peixe would be unthinkable without olive oil. The same goes for antipasti from Italy or Tapas in Spain. Specialties from Provence such as Pan Bagnat or Pissaladière taste only with olive oil from the region. It is best to take organic olive oil directly from the producer in the region from which the dishes come. This is the only way to achieve the taste that you know from vacation. There's a reason for that.

 

Olive oil directly from the producer
Olive oil directly from the producer

 

The origin of olive oil

The history of olive oil begins as early as the 6th millennium BC. Even then, oil was a commodity. Nevertheless, there are still secrets surrounding the natural product. Would you have thought that olive oil can be good for the environment and even fill you up?

Did you know that olive oil always tastes different?

The taste of an olive oil depends on the variety and the region in which it grows. There are around 1.000 varieties of olives in the Mediterranean alone. Influences characterize the olive oils that are typical for the growing region. The weather in the harvest year, the day of the harvest and even the height at which an olive tree grows play a role. Olive oil can be compared to wine. The taste changes from year to year and from one variety to another.

 

Organic olive oil directly from the producer
Organic olive oil directly from the producer in Andalusia

Olive oil straight from the producer is good for the environment

Olive oil from Europe is good for the planet. Olive tree forests are a CO₂ sink; they draw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then bind it in the soil. Producing one liter of olive oil removes around 10 kg of CO₂ from the atmosphere. This crop alone makes up for up to a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in Andalusia. The south of Spain is also one of the most important olive oil producing regions in the world. Olive groves also prevent erosion and desertification. Over 340 million olive trees grow in Spain alone. This is the largest forest in the world planted by humans.

Buying olive oil directly from the producer is sustainable

If you buy your organic olive oil directly from the producer, you are not only doing something good for the environment. You also support the olive farmers. In this way you contribute directly to their maintenance. Since Corona, olive farmers from the Mediterranean region have also been offering their olive oils for sale online. With every liter you buy directly from the producer, you help them sell their products. In this way, you also support local producers with every purchase.

 

Cooking with olive oil straight from the producer: recipe tips

Vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini and peppers are often fried or grilled in olive oil. A method of preparation that is not only simple but also healthy. The world's largest producer of olive oil is Europe. When preparing vegetables such as asparagus, the cooking oil also allows them to be cooked on the grill or in the pan. This keeps the asparagus juicy on the inside. Both the nutrients of the oil and the vegetables are retained. If you use an olive oil of a variety like Cornicabra, it also gives the asparagus a flavor that is reminiscent of Mediterranean cuisine. In dishes such as guacamole, olive oil also improves the taste.

 

asparagus
Asparagus with olive oil Photo: djd and Oliveoilworldtour Recipe ideas

Recipe tip 1: Fried green asparagus

Serves 2 people:

  • 500 g green asparagus or wild asparagus
  • 50 ml olive oil of the Cornicabra variety
  • salt (to taste)

Preparation:

Wash asparagus. Cut about one to two centimeters from the stem. Drizzle a frying pan or griddle with a little olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the asparagus. Fry for a few minutes, turning. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the asparagus and then serve as a side dish or as an appetizer with some baguette.

Guacamole
Guacamole Photo: djd and Oliveoilworldtour Recipe ideas with olive oil directly from the producer

Recipe tip 2: Guacamole

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ bunch coriander
  • ¼ onion
  • two gloves of garlic
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 spring onions
  • Salt

Preparation:

Halve the avocado, remove the stone and remove the flesh from the peel using a spoon. Place in a bowl and then mash with a fork. Chop the coriander. Peel and dice onion. Chop garlic. Add to the avocado along with the remaining ingredients and then mix. The guacamole tastes good with tortilla chips, for example.

You can also find more recipes with olive oil here:

- cold cucumber soup
- Dakos - a specialty from Greece
- Under www.oliveoilworldtour.de there are recipes.

 

Olive oil from the producer
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Sources: On-site research and djd/Oliveoilworldtour recipe ideas

Text: Monika Fuchs and djd/Oliveoilworldtour recipe ideas
Photos: Wikimedia Commons public domain and djd/Oliveoilworldtour recipe ideas

Olive oil directly from the producer for enjoyment like on the Mediterranean

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn