Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Our Signature 375 ml size is no longer produced by the glass maker, and taking this opportunity to determine if we bottle Picual this year or if we believe another variety more suitable. We'll leave this item here so that you can ask to be notified about re-stocking.
Flavor & Enjoyment
While the predominant global style for processing this olive is exceptionally ripe, we offer Lucero Picual EVOO in a green style for enhanced aroma, flavor, and health benefits. On the spectrum of intensity, Picual for us will usually come in at "medium".
Enjoy a pronounced green tomato fruit and herbaceous tomato leaf olive aroma and flavor in this medium intensity universally food friendly oil. It makes a natural pairing with dishes containing tomatoes such as a caprese salad, tomato sauce, and tomato soup.
What makes Picual a good pairing with tomatoes contribute to its success with citrus, too, so imagine employing it with bright winter salads spiked with rounds or suprêmes of oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and the like. Finally, as with all fresh EVOOs, Picual is lovely with crusty bread and roasted or fried potatoes and other root vegetables.
About this Variety
Picual olives are the most widely planted variety in the world, mostly found in their home region of Jaén in Spain where they thrive in the hot and dry in climate of the land-locked south. It’s no wonder that this olive does well in our arid Northern California valley where temperatures during the growing season routinely reach triple digits. If you were a fan of Lucero Miller's Blend EVOO in the past, then you'll love Lucero Picual EVOO because it was a significant component in that formula.
Quality & Authenticity
375 ml bottle / 25 servings
120 calories per serving
Multiple year medal winner in Jerusalem, Italy, and NY competitions
Verified extra virgin by the Olive Oil Commission of California
Harvest year 2021
DAGs 94.8, PPPs <1.0
Total Polyphenols 103.7
Grown, milled, and bottled in California
Store in a dry, dark, and cool place
Shelf life is 24 months unopened
Enjoy within 6 weeks after opening