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What are monovarietal olive oils and what are blends?

What are monovarietal olive oils and what are blends?

Monovarietals are the olive oils made from a single variety of olives. Usually they are harvested and their oil is extracted from the mill individually.Each variety has its own flavor and aroma, which will be fundamental in the preparation of the blends.The blends are...

Olive Oil’s Acidity

Olive Oil’s Acidity

Many customers come here in search of an oil with the lowest possible acidity. Have you thought of it like that too? Here we only have extra virgin olive oils of excellent origin, and they can have up to 0.8% acidity. Acidity is not the best nor the only parameter to...

Is olive oil expensive?

Is olive oil expensive?

It is a perishable product made once a year. The producers' year-long effort has to be prepared in a few days, when the olives are harvested followed by the oil extraction. To guarantee quality there are rigorous and costly processes. A small producer cannot take...

Zaitun is an olive oil from Beira Baixa, Portugal

Zaitun is an olive oil from Beira Baixa, Portugal

Made with centuries-old olive trees of the Galega and Cordovil varieties, it is a mild olive oil. In the mouth we feel the bitter and spicy flavors balanced, not too intense. It is great for seasoning salads. Often the Zaitun olive grove welcomes sheep, that eat the...

Tomato and olive oil

Tomato and olive oil

Tomato and olive oil. The delicious combination of these two ingredients takes place on several levels: Olive oil with tomato: how good it is to eat a tomato salad with olive oil and salt?! Better still if freshly picked. Here at home we consume a lot (raw, cooked,...

Zeda Soap

Zeda Soap

Zaitun Olive Oil now also has soaps and the story behind it is inspiring and full of love. Zaitun is already known around here, but Susana and António did not stop there and joined their professions, pharmacists and olive oil producers, in a new product, Zeda, a 100%...

Are there White Olives?

Are there White Olives?

The white olive, called Leucocarpa or Leucolea, is a rare variety that remains ivory-white during its ripening process. This happens because the flavonoids and anthocyanin are turned off, which are responsible for the color of the olives. As the white color represents...

Acushla Gold Edition

Acushla Gold Edition

From the centenarian olive grove, Acushla Gold Edition is a balanced olive oil, medium fruity with a slight bitter and peppery finish. Learn more about this olive oil here.

D’Olival Online Store

D’Olival Online Store

 Did you know that we have an online store? When we opened the shop, our priority was the tastings. Give the Portuguese olive oils to taste to our customers was our main goal so that more people would know, understand and value the product. With a website we would be...

Amor é Cego

Amor é Cego

Amor é Cego (Love is Blind) is the feeling that moves its producers, it is the passion they have for the land. In 2015, they started the production from a small olive grove planted by their grandfather more than 60 years ago. It is a rainfed olive grove whose olives...