The process of Moliva

Lots of sunshine

Olive trees grow best in a Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and mild winters. With an average temperature of 18ºC and over 300 sunny days a year, conditions for olive trees are perfect in Andalucia.

After a recovery period during the winter, new buds begin to appear on the olive tree around March or April. Some of these buds develop into blossoms. When this flower is fertilised, it starts to produce olive seed and eventually forms into an olive. These olives are small, hard and green at the beginning of the summer but after enough sunshine, they start to mature around September or October.

Picking of the olives

De Spaanse boeren gaan van start met het plukken van de olijven wanneer ze beginnen te rijpen. Bij Moliva worden alle olijven zeer zorgvuldig geplukt. Hiervoor worden netten op de grond gelegd, om contact met de grond te voorkomen. Dit om de uitstekende kwaliteit te waarborgen.

After picking, the olives are transported directly to the olive mill where they will be further processed into olive oil.

Processing into olive oil

To remove the leaves and twigs that have derived from picking the olives, the olives are first cleaned and washed. Afterwards, they are crushed and ground to make an olive paste. This olive paste is malaxed (a kind of kneading). Then the oil is separated from the paste, a process called decantation. After decanting, the oil is centrifuged to further separate it from the waste water. Then, the olive oil is filtered and stored in large tanks designed to keep it in optimal condition.

Bottling & Transport

Olive oil is very sensitive to heat and light. To protect it, Moliva's olive oil is only bottled in dark and coloured glass bottles. The bottles are kept in a cool environment protected from light until they are transported.

In your kitchen

De laatste, en lekkerste stap van het proces is het consumeren van de olijfolie. De veelzijdigheid van de verschillende soorten olijfolie van Moliva zorgt ervoor dat er voor elk gerecht een gepaste olijfolie gebruikt kan worden. Geniet van de overheerlijke authentieke Andalusische olijfoliën!

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