The name Hojiblanca comes from the metallic shine of the underside of the leaves. The taste is sweeter than most other Spanish varieties. Its sensorial description emphasizes fruitiness evocative of banana and almonds with aroma of fresh herbs and a slight bitterness of green fruits. This variety can be found in Andalucia, especially around Seville, Córdoba and the northern area of Málaga.
Around 16% of the olives in Andalusia are made up of this variety. Resistant to lime soil and drought. It is a high quality variety but not as popular as others, as its productivity is low and it is difficult to harvest because the olives are hard to remove from the branches. The oils of this variety have a high degree of oleic and linoleic acid and a small amount of saturated fats, ideal for people on a diet! Vitamin E content is very high in polyphenols, making it a great antioxidant.
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South of El Torcal in Málaga, Heroina grow their olives which gives them the rich fruity juice of the Hojiblanca variety, which carry the pure taste and aroma of Andalucia.
Its juice is intense and very aromatic with hints of green olives, almonds and fennel. Vegetable flavours predominate. Sweet at the beginning, a touch of bitterness, fresh herbs and spiciness in the throat with an almond-like after taste.
For olive oil lovers. Ideal for salads, gazpacho, roasts and try it in your cakes, biscuits: they don't go stale! You'll love it and even more so your guests!