The Hojiblanca olive oil is extracted from the olives harvested from the olive variety Hojiblanca. After Olive Picual and Cornicabra, Hojiblanca is the most widespread traditional variety in Spain, presenting an important oil production. Its production focuses on the provinces of Córdoba, Málaga, Sevilla and Granada.
Characteristics of Hojiblanca olive oil
A genuine, high-quality Hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil will have a characteristic sweet touch, slight bitterness and a certain spicy presence in the throat.
The olive oil color is deep green when the olives of the Hojiblanca variety are harvested early.
On the other hand, the Hojiblanca oil stands out for having a delicious aroma with notes of fresh grass, which combines with the pleasant presence of nuts, ripe fruit and fig tree.
Chemical composition of Hojiblanca oil
- 76% Acid Oleico.
- 8.5% Acid Palmitic.
- 9.75% Acid Linoleic.
- 3% Acid Stearic.
- Polyphenols: 200, low amount.
- Stability: average, 53.63 hours at 98ºC.
The data on the fatty composition of Hojiblanca oil have been obtained from the analysis of the following sources: 1 and 2.
What is Hojiblanca olive oil used for?
Hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil is recommended for the following uses:
- Salad dressing, helping to enhance the flavor of vegetables.
- Fritters, although less stable than Picual olive oil or Cornicabra, also supports a good number of fried foods and helps to improve the flavor and brighten up the dishes.
- Cod stews, tuna …
- Carpachos of fish or meat.
- Raw consumption for breakfast (toast of tomato and ham ).
PDO with Hojiblanca oil content
The oil obtained from the Hojiblanca variety can be found protected by one of the following protected designations of origin.
DOP Lucena Oil
The PDO Lucena Oil requires a minimum content of 90% Hojiblanca oil or Lucentina. In addition to Hojiblanca, the following secondary varieties are accepted: Ocal, Tempranilla, Campanile, Lechin, Chorruo, Arbequina or Picual. This PDO is made up of 10 towns in the province of Córdoba.
Located in various municipalities in the province of Málaga, the oil produced uses main variety olives of the Hojiblanca variety.
Other PDOs that may contain Hojiblanca oil
PDO Baena, PDO Estepa, PDO Montes de Granada, PDO Priego de Córdoba, PDO Poniente de Granada and PDO Sierra de Cádiz.
Hojiblanca EVOO price
The liter of EVOO Hojiblanca can be purchased at different prices.
Currently (2019), the Hojiblanca oil, has a price for sale between 3,5 and € 8, for the extra virgin category. Premium olive oils from Hojiblanca can be found at prices of between € 20 and € 40 per liter.
On the other hand, prices may suffer significant fluctuations according to crop forecasts and existing demand.
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