About Olive Oil

What is olive oil?

Olive oil is the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees. People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to its many proven health benefits and its culinary usefulness.

How is olive oil made?

After olives are picked and washed, they’re crushed – sometimes between two big stones, but now more commonly by steel blades.

The resulting paste is stirred to release the oil droplets in a process called maceration, before being spun in a centrifuge to pull out the oil and water. After the water is removed, what is left is olive oil.

What are the different types of olive oil?

There are 3 different types of olive oils in the Don Carlos range: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pure Olive Oil and Mellow & Light Olive Oil.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Obtained from the first cold pressing of the olive
  • A superior tasting olive oil with a unique, rich fruity flavour
  • Complements the fresh ingredients in all your recipes making it perfect as a healthy condiment

Pure Olive Oil

  • Expertly blended
  • Ideal for those who prefer a lighter taste or in recipes requiring a softer flavour
  • Use for everyday cooking

Mellow & Light Olive Oil

  • Specially blended for its particularly mild taste & lightness of colour
  • Ultra light taste means it carries no trace of olive flavour
  • Ideal oil to use in baking as a substitute for butter or margarine

How can I use olive oil?

Olive oil is an extremely versatile product and can be used in a wide range of dishes.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Ideal for sauces, marinades and salads.
  • For drizzling on all your favourite pasta dishes or hearty soups.
  • Or dipping with bread

Pure Olive Oil

  • Ideal for heating and thus perfect for grilling & roasting.

Mellow & Light Olive Oil

  • Use for healthier frying from stir fries to fried eggs.
  • Ideal for roasting potatoes or deep frying chips.
  • Baking bread, cakes and biscuits.

Where does Don Carlos olive oil come from?

Don Carlos olive oil is grown, pressed and bottled in the renowned Andalucía region of Southern Spain. Andalucía boasts some of the world’s finest olive groves and is famous for producing the finest quality olive oils.

Is olive oil healthy?

Olive oil is one of the main components of the Mediterranean diet which has long been promoted for its numerous health benefits.


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