In Spain we are used to the constant presence of extra virgin olive oil in most of our dishes, but do we really know the oil we usually consume?
On this occasion we would like to introduce you to the extra virgin olive oil brand O-Med, a premium olive juice made in Granada that is born from the perfect balance between passion and experience.
An EVOO with history
Despite being a brand founded in 2004, O-Med extra virgin olive oil has extensive experience behind it that has been consolidated with the arrival of siblings Paula and Juan de Dios, the fourth generation of an olive-growing family that knows the business first-hand, to manage the mill.
With roots in Cambil (Jaén), Juan de Dios is part of a family that has been closely linked to the world of olive growing for decades, which is why he started producing oil from his oil mill and farm in Ácula (Granada).
Paula and Juan de Dios (children), graduates in Pharmacy, responded to their father’s call to expand the O-Med project and produce a premium EVOO that is now exported to more than 30 countries.
The more modern vision of this second generation led to a change in the mill acquired by his father, adding to the existing tradition, the modernity necessary in modern times to guarantee the best conservation and qualities of the oil.
Since its inception, O-Med EVOO has received numerous national and international awards, including one of the most important awards in this country, the Food of Spain Award.
This award, obtained in 2017 and 2021, is granted by the Ministry of Agriculture and confirms its good work and the excellence of the olive oil produced in its mill, becoming a reference in the extra virgin olive oil gourmet sector in our country.
Privileged location to guarantee the flavour of a unique EVOO
One of the secrets to O-Med’s top quality is its location. The olive trees that produce its extra virgin olive oil are located 750 metres above sea level at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. An enclave that undoubtedly leaves its mark on the outstanding flavour of this oil from Granada.
In addition, one of the outstanding characteristics of O-Med is its interest in sustainability in all its processes. Under the company’s philosophy of caring for the environment, it promotes the proliferation of native flora and fauna, seeking to generate a rich and varied ecosystem that accompanies the olive grove throughout the process of growth and ripening of the olive.
To this end, the planting of native flora, the creation of drinking troughs for animals, the construction of “hotels” for insects and many other activities that result in the existence of life around the olive grove are encouraged.
O-Med extra virgin olive oil, quality at the service of the consumer.
O-Med produces three types of early olive oils: Picual and Arbequina extra virgin olive oil and an organic EVOO of the hojiblanca variety.
The olives are harvested at the optimum time of ripening for each harvest, generally between the second and third week of October.
Another detail to take into account is O-Med’s commitment to traceability and quality, which is reflected in its membership of the Siquev quality seal and the QvExtra Association, of which it is also a founding member.
A converted olive oil mill for the olive oil tourism enthusiast
In addition to the improvements in processes for the production of its extra virgin olive oil, O-Med has redesigned its oil mill thanks to the prestigious architecture studio GANA, to attract the gourmet EVOO consumer to its facilities in an unparalleled environment.
Some of the characteristics derived from these actions are that it has been possible to work during the day without the need for artificial light, to use recycled rainwater or to acclimatise the spaces in a natural way.
Another detail of the mill is that it has been designed for olive oil tourism in the surrounding area, with an elevated space that allows for a tour with explanatory rooms, tasting bars and a show-cooking area.
In terms of machinery, O-Med has the most modern technology to guarantee its presence among the best EVOOs in the world.
We invite you to buy O-Med premium in its different varieties through our Olive Oil Online shop and discover this olive oil from Granada, a reference in the national market. Tell us what you think!