La Espanola Olive Oil: A must-have in every Pinoy kitchen
The Filipino palette have evolved through the years – acquiring a taste for more international, more creative fare that is a far departure from the usual Filipino dishes. Along with this appetite for the new and more exotic flavour is the appreciation for more premium ingredients. One example of this is the use of olive oils, which has turned into a staple into every Filipino kitchen—from the homey kitchen of every Pinoy home cook up to the clinically-precise kitchens of every restaurateur and chef in the local food industry.
Trusted by the local F&B industry and by moms (and pops) everywhere is La Espanola, one of the oldest brands of olive oil worldwide and a long-running fixture in every local supermarket. Known for its centuries old reputation when it comes to quality, La Espanola has been in the market since 1840 and has become a trusted brand to many for close to two hundred years.
The difference with every La Espanola olive oil is its emphasis on quality, flavour and nutrition. Committed to its proposition of serving as “Your Kitchen Health Ally,” this quality olive oil brand swears by the health benefits of using olive oil in every day dishes. Every bottle of La Espanola olive oil is rich in polyphenols which has have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which is helpful in protecting the immune system. A healthy dose of olive oil also keeps heart diseases at bay.
Committed to flavour and delivering good food, the Spanish brand offers a myriad of varieties depending on the use: La Espanola Pure Olive Oil is ideal for dips and dressings, while the Extra Virgin Olive Oil which comes in lemon, garlic and basil flavours are perfect for grilling, and the La Espanola Pomace Oil is recommended for frying and baking.
Having established itself as a preferred brand for many local kitchens, La Espanola is introducing its new line of vinegars. Now available are La Espanola Balsamic Vinegar for salads and dressings, dipping sauces, marinating meat and fish, and even as a topping for ice cream. Meanwhile, the La Espanola Sherry Vinegar works best for stewing, marinating, salad dressings and vinaigrette.
The attention to detail when it comes to quality is also noteworthy. Every olive oil bottle comes packaged in dark bottles to ensure freshness against the rays of the sun, with an easy-to-pour nozzle, ensuring precise use and nothing goes to waste.
But what’s truly remarkable about La Espanola is that it’s a testament that quality and flavour does not have to be expensive and exclusive. The brand is available in grocery stores nationwide at a very affordable price. Thus, it is not surprising that many local shops and restaurants would prefer to have a trusty bottle or two in their kitchen, while home cooks stock up for their respective kitchens.