It is a millenary food, a fundamental part of the Mediterranean diet, and Portuguese gastronomy.
The olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated trees in the world. From its fruit, we extract “liquid gold,” also known as olive oil. It is a millenary food, a fundamental part of the Mediterranean diet, and Portuguese gastronomy. Alentejo and Trás-os-Montes are the most significant regions for the production of olive oil in Portugal, a culture inherited from the Romans. Its properties are widely known and its use is made both raw and hot. This use is the critical factor when choosing the type of oil to use: virgin oil is suitable for sauteing, roasting, soups, and marinades, while extra virgin olive oil is better for tasting with bread, seasoning raw, using in confectionery or sauces.