We selected this variety of extra virgin olive oil from the José Andrés line of foods for its antioxidant attributes and ability to hold its nutritional value for extended period of time. Picual olive oil gets its characteristics from the harsh climate of central Spain from which it hails. What does this mean to you? A flavor that is less smooth than varieties such as arbequina, although it is less aromatic, its texture is more substantial and the flavor fruity with hints of grass and a distinct peppery finish. If you love tomato based salads this olive oil is ideal as it will perfectly complement the fragrance of tomatoes and satisfy your palate. Picual olive oil is also excellent for sautéing fish or drizzle over grilled meats and vegetables.