At Goya España we support the initiative of Goya Puerto Rico to distribute nutritious lunches and meals to over 3,000 peoples forced evacuate their homes due to Hurricane Fiona and rehouse in isolated shelters and communities.
The 15 municipalities where Goya is providing assistance are Cayey, Salinas, Comerío, Guánica, Guayanilla, Loíza, Utuado, Jayuya, Adjuntas, Hormigueros, San Germán, Yabucoa, Cabo Rojo, Lajas and Ponce.
As highlighted by Carlos A. Unanue, chairman of Goya Puerto Rico “we have coordinated this distribution with mayors, parishes and community representatives as they know first-hand where help is needed most”.
Over the course of the next week, two municipalities will be served every day with lunches or dinners for 400 people, including a nutritious GOYA Creole dish prepared by chef Juan Mora.
Here in Spain, we are proud of initiatives like this one and we hope that those affected by the hurricane receive the help they need so they can return to normality as soon as possible.
Goya Foods, launches its very own online store just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month and holiday celebrations. Since September 19, 2022 consumers across the nation can order their favorite Goya products directly from Goya’s new online store and have them shipped directly to their home.
“We’re excited to expand our digital footprint and give consumers across the country another easy way to buy their favorite Goya products who otherwise may not have access to them. Despite the pandemic and the potential for a global food crisis, we have been working courageously to develop new and exciting products that are both nutritious and affordable,” said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods.
Goya’s new online store offers a wide variety of in-demand household staples and specialty products to purchase including GOYA® Adobo, Sazón, Chipotles, Capers, Anchovy and Minced hot peppers Stuffed Olives, Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos, EVOO, “Organics” EVOO, Rice and Beans, while also providing access to newly launched Goya products like GOYA® Latin Roots Chips, Baked Fruit Chips and Aloe Vera Drinks that are more difficult to find in local supermarkets. Consumers can expect fast shipping anywhere in the contiguous United States and will be able to purchase individual units and larger quantities, as well as variety packs including essential beans, seasonings, adobo, plantain chips, nectars, cookies and more.
Goya is also expected to launch a variety of Goya branded merchandise including t-shirts, polos, hats, sweatshirts, aprons, cutting boards, and more, for the upcoming holiday season.
More info: https://shop.goya.com/
Goya España congratulates Almazaras de la Subbética for the 1st Photographic Competition “Olivar de la Subbética”, recently organised to coincide with the celebration of the European Day of Parks.
With a high level of participation, the jury had a really hard time choosing the winners: “The decision was difficult because all the participants submitted very good photographs”, said the organisers.
Thus, a view of the Subbética olive groves captured by Manuel Molina Serrano won first prize. This image, together with those of the 2nd and 3rd prize winners and the photograph submitted by Juan García Camacho, a member of the cooperative, are on display in the Almazaras de la Subbética shop in Carcabuey (Córdoba).
Congratulations to the winners and to Almazaras de la Subbética for carrying out initiatives such as this that highlight the beauty of the olive grove”.
In the production of Goya Olive Oil, traditional methods go hand in hand with technological advances in packaging and bottling.
This is the recipe we’ve been applying for half a century at our factory in Seville.
At Goya, we package and bring to your table the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from 100% Spanish olives. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils have won 238 awards at international contests across the five continents.
The olive groves of Andalusia hold the essence and origin of our olive oils. Today we have a little history for you, as we look back at the origins of olive cultivation in Spain.
The olive has long been the tree most venerated by the peoples of the Mediterranean. Olive branches were used to crown the winners of sporting competitions and wars while it was also a symbol of peace, fame and wealth.
In Spain, the olive has its roots in the domination of the Mare Nostrum by the Phoenicians and the Greeks. By the 1st century BC, olive groves already occupied a large strip of southern Spain (Andalusia) and extended through the center of the peninsula and along Spain’s Mediterranean coast and into Portugal.
During the Roman Empire, the olive oil trade in Hispania extended across the western world. We know this from the remains of amphorae with the Bética mark used to transport oil on the great rivers of Europe like the Rhône, Rhine and Danube.
With the Arab invasion, the new settlers planted their own varieties of olive across the south of Spain, allowing them to increase the cultivated area and contributing to the Spanish language the words aceituna (olive) and aceite (oil). It is at this stage in the history of the olive, when in Al Andalus olive growing acquires more importance on the Iberian Peninsula than in other, traditional olive growing areas of the Mediterranean.
By the 15th century, the olive had reached America and extended through areas of Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
Do you know what the purpose of the mill is? The almazaras or olive oil mills are located close to the olive groves, and this is where growers work to produce the best mono-variety oil. Once they obtain high quality extra virgin olive oils at the mill, they present small batches to international contests. The more international prizes they win, the higher the price the mill can obtain from their oils from packagers.
Once the packagers acquire these oils, they oversee the filtration, balancing and blending in coupages for packing and bringing to market. Traditionally, packagers are the ones responsible for exporting olive oil overseas.
Goya España packages olive oils produced using different varieties of olives grown in the south of Spain, specifically in the Subbética county, home to the most prized olive groves and mills in the world.
The company packages and markets 100% Spanish olive oils of exceptional quality and incomparable flavor and is recognized by the leading olive oil rankings as one of the Top 2 oil companies (World´s Best Olive Oil 2021) and among the top 5 most awarded olive oil companies in the world (WREVOO 2021).
Today, we package five different extra virgin olive oils (GOYA® Organics, Único, Robusto, Extra Virgin and Garlic) and two olive oils (GOYA® Puro and Light Flavor).
Discover the flavor of tradition, discover Goya oils. Quality and tradition on your table.
Olives unite the four basic flavors (sweet, salty, bitter, and sour), and can therefore be used in a great range of recipes and dishes, from appetizers and salads, to pizza, pasta, fish, and meat.
With regard to their consumption, experts in nutrition from SEDCA (Spanish Society of Dietetics and Food Science) recommend include olives eating 25 grams a day, which is about 7 olives.
And olives have important properties to look after our body. Do you know what they are?
The benefits of olives
- As noted by Interaceituna, olives have cardiovascular benefits and reduce LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol and increase HDL (‘good’) cholesterol thanks to their oleic acid and strong presence of oleate (monounsaturated fatty acid).
- They are rich sodium and in vitamins A and E, one of the most important as it protects us from oxidative damage to cells.
- They improve digestive transit due to their fiber content.
- Olives are a source of iron. Black olives, specifically, contain up to 45.5% of the recommended daily iron intake.
- They contain calcium to look after bones.
At Goya Spain we offer a wide range of preparations of our olives (from table olives, black olives, and specially stuffed, to our range of reduced sodium olives and capers), to bring healthy flavor to you dishes. What are you waiting for?
Discover Goya olives. Taste and Tradition at your table.
Storing olive oil in summer so that it retains all its properties is easy, but not everyone does it correctly. Today we share with you a serie of tips from Almazaras de la Subbética to make sure your Extra Virgin Olive Oil retains all its benefits.
- Store extra virgin olive oil in a cool, dry place with a more or less constant temperature of around 18 to 20 degrees.
- It is very important to ensure that the oil is not exposed to direct sunlight so store bottles of oil in a dark place or somewhere with little light.
- The bottle should be firmly closed after each use, to prevent any risk of oxidation.
If we don’t follow these small steps when storing olive oil, our EVOO can deteriorate and start to lose its properties, its color and its texture and turn rancid.
The history of Goya Spain is intertwined with Frank Calvo, our Frank, who after an extensive professional career in Brooklyn and Manhattan, didn’t hesitate to remain connected to GOYA® from our factory in Sevilla.
Always a friendly face, Frank was a GOYA® Ambassador in Spain, transmitting the values of his family, the Great GOYA® Family, to all.
Last December Frank Calvo was a special guest at our traditional awards ceremonies for staff of Goya Spain, where he was presented with a tribute for his 60 years of sevice to the company, along with his wife, colleagues and the Unanue family.
𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐲𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐬𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐞.
𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝑭𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒌! (10/07/2022)