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What do you prefer? Sweet or Punchy?

The world’s largest producer of olive oil is Spain, followed by Italy. The biggest oil reserves in the world are located in Andalusia (Olive Oil, of course!). The autochthonous varieties in those areas tend to get harvested early and are often marketed as ‘early harvest’. The difference between early harvested oils and late harvest oils is that the former tends to have a stronger taste than the late harvest ones.

Most available oils on the market have this strong taste. Our oil however comes from late harvested olives, so mild that some people think it is seed oil. One of the best things about it is that you can use it instead of butter for baking!

At Teruel Foods, we prefer an olive oil that doesn’t mask any other flavour from the other ingredients. If that’s what you like, that’s what you’ll get from us.

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Why our #oil is sweeter and nicer than competition ??

Olive oil is a juice of olives. If you harvest them when they are not fully ripened the taste is rough and strong, which might suit some customers. But if you pick them fully ripened and you create a juice with them, you get a sweeter and smoother juice. Think of tomatoes, would you squeeze green tomatoes to have a nice oil taste or you’d prefer perfectly ripened ones?
General available oils come from Andalusia or Italy. In both of them they prefer strong tastes masquerading flavours. In Teruel, we don’t. We like tasting real flavours. Do you want to follow us?

The picture show an example of our raw materials. Enjoy them, share them, love them !!!

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Reading Labels on food

We are certainly well surprised of food practices across the food industry. The olive oil labelling is subject to some EU Directives in order to make sure customers understand better what they are eating, but I have to say, all these cheap olive oils are cheap for a reason and to those of you using some of them, pls read the label next time you buy as you might be eating something you don’t think it is.

Some of the statements are shocking like: Blend of EU and non EU oils, meaning: I have added whatever oils I can to make this oil cheap, I hope you keep not reading the labels so I can keep selling this crap as gold, thank you.

For Teruel Foods, Extra Virgin olive oil is the juice of olives, simple and clear.

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Our first post and we are already excited !!

They say there is always a first time for everything, even for smiling and here we go, we have just joined Tumblr to post in an ongoing basis what we are working on.

When you come from the middle of nowhere the world becomes a big place. At the beginning you just think everything outside the shell is as fantastic and what is surrounding you, it’s normal everywhere. Then you learn people do things in different ways. After that, you sometimes see things are fashionable for a short period of time only, but you wonder why certain actions/attitude to live are not always fashionable and the ones we should all do.

Teruel is the province in Spain where this story started. We have passion for the things we do, Teruel Foods wants the world to be a bit more like those things that should always be right to do: Teruel way of life is sustainable with the communities, it’s about having a healthy attitude to live not only in food, but to make life a bit better for everyone. Teruel Foods is about anything environmentally friendly that helps people living, not an ECO label meaning nothing really. 

We are specialized in all the products from the area, but it’s the search of quality what we want in the end for our customers, the loyalty and trust between each other has to come together.

As a major dealer of truffles to mainly UK restaurants you’ll read about fresh truffles many times. Hopefully, our special Extra Virgin Olive oil will be available in supermarkets shortly. But the story will eventually grow with other products and countries and as they say here, all the rest will be history.

We want to share all these with you @ Teruelfoods and we’d like to share what’s our view. 

Thank you.

Jorge Sancho – Owner