The Andalusian Agricultural Cooperative Nuestra Señora del Carmen, is located in Martos, in the heart of the region of the South Countryside of Jaén, given fertile lands near the river Guadalquivir, where the main activity is the cultivation of olive trees, mostly rainfed and Picual impregnating her virgin olive oils of special features and excellent in taste and smell.
The town of Martos, from its Roman origins (twin colony Tuccitana augusta) through Muslim rule, until now, has been marked by the culture of the olive tree and its fruit and has developed an idiosyncratic around olive oil, reflected in its economy, customs and cuisine.
La Nuestra. Sra. Del Carmen cooperative was formed in year 1964 with 87 members. Since its inception, the company policy has been the desire for expansion and improvement of its facilities, services and products. Currently has over 350 members, a land area of 5,700 hectares of olive groves, with an estimated average production of five and a half million kilos of oil.
It has since 2004 a new factory, a pioneer in technical and technological progress and certification Quality Management and Environmental Management under ISO 9001 and 14001 respectively, helping to ensure, in all productive processes, traceability and food safety our final products.
OLIVE OIL TORREDONJIMENO, SOUTHERN COUNTRYSIDE JAÉN
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Source of Health
Absolutely impeccable taste and acidity (expressed as oleic acid), less than 0.8 °
Those virgin olive oils that have optimal both chemical analysis and sensory results. In the result of the tasting, fruity median must be greater than 0 and can not have any defect.
Tasteful and with less than 2nd acidity (also called "fine virgin olive oil" in the stages of production and wholesale trade).
Are oils which are not optimal are very good products. They have small sensory defects that prevent them from being classified as extra virgin but remain perfectly fit and fine for human consumption.
It qualifies as olive oil lampant those virgin olive oils that have obvious defects in its organoleptic characteristics.
Besides its chemical composition is significantly worse than the extra virgin olive oils and virgin. They are not suitable for human consumption and are sent to refineries where they are processed.
SCA El Carmen, tradition and innovation in Olive Oil