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...

This years first piece of news is good! It is very probable that extra virgin olive oil has become one of the trendiest gifts in the United States las Xmas season. The news was anticipated by the Interprofessional Spanish Olive Oil association at the end of December, and it took into account the efforts of three international promotion campaigns, such as Aceites de Oliva de España, Olive Oil World Tour and The Taste of Maximum Quality. If the figures support this increase in sells, the data would represent a huge success in the international promotion of Spanish olive oils. Under...

Though it is not a recent issue, we would like to share an anecdote that we lived with some concerns several months. It was the (favorable) resolution of a paradox. We would like to tell you from the beginning, to show you how important it is to have an active voice in political decisions process. At the end of the year 2018 the Spanish Ministry of Health announced that it would be launching a new food labeling system, to make it easier for consumers to determine the quality of the products they were buying. Thus, instead of the usual traffic...