At beginning of September, the International Olive Council (IOC) presented   very relevant news on its blog that made us very happy: “The world’s olive population protects us against CO2.” As you know it, the production of olives and oils started during the Classical Antiquity and has helped growing, feeding and beautifying the lives of millions of people throughout the History. But it seems that it has also helped the fields and the atmosphere keeping the conditions for life optimal. Recent surveys have calculated that each liter of olive oil produced removes 10 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere. That means...

The blog Aceites de España just reminded us that it was in 2010 when UNESCO proclaimed the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This recognition has served to give greater international popularity to a diet of which we are a proud and integral part. The Diet refers not only to the food we eat, but also to how it is produced and how it is consumed. Eating with more people (with family or friends) and doing it in a balanced way and from healthy and unprocessed foods such as our Extra Virgin Oilive Oil are basic requirements. In...

Despite the COVID-19 Crisis, we have some reasons for hope. We are happy to announce that early June the Parliament of Catalonia approved a Law aimed at protecting the natural and historical heritage represented by the ancient olive trees of our land. This anti-plundering law not only prohibits the sale of heritage olive trees, but also offers a system of aids and compensations to their owners to make it easier for them to maintain and care for the trees. Despite they can produce exquisite oil, its profitability is not high. We must remember that the lands of the Taula del...

Sadly, these days are full of stress and difficulties all around the world. Here at Ralda+Friends we would send our warmest regards to everyone and, particularly, to all our friends and adopters who have helped us so far. We would also like to have a few words of support for all those people suffering from the Covid-19 disease or preparing themselves to receive the effects of a foreseeable economic crisis. As we have been informing you, since the confinement for the COVID-19 started, we have been forced to continuously adapt and change our plans. Thus, for example, we had to...

Just for a moment, we would like to bring you some positive news. Therefore, we offer you a review of the various benefits of olive oil for health and well-being. We have been collecting them from articles published both in academic researches and media. The key is that more and more Olive Oil properties are being discovered every day. However, these were well known by our ancient ancestors. Even in the times of the Egyptian Empire. Anti-inflammatory From the Spanish e-newspaper El Confidencial, we have learned that the University of Kanazawa, in Japan, proved that oleic acid has the ability...