A good diet is so important for children to grow healthily. Eating well not only improves their physical growth but their intellectual development too.
Children’s good eating habits must be worked on at home, but we’re so busy from one day to the next this can be difficult. Read more
At Goya Spain, we support Almazaras de la Subbética‘s “Botellas con Alma” (Bottles with Soul) charitable project, through which the producers at this Carcabuey cooperative (one of our main suppliers), raise funds for research into childhood leukemia in collaboration with Asociación “Sonrisas sin Cáncer” (Smiles without Cancer Association).
As Nuria Yáñez, technical director of Almazaras de la Subbética SCA, notes: the original idea for this project was at the end of 2017 when her son Alejandro was diagnosed with leukemia at just eleven months of age.
“Our cooperative is in Carcabuey – a town of 2,300 inhabitants where we all feel like a family, and which is why the diagnosis of my son’s illness hit all our neighbors hard. The support we received during those difficult times led me to suggest to our commercial director the idea of creating a solidarity project to raise funds for research into this terrible disease, and that is how Botellas con Alma came about,” says Nuria.
A child’s creativity transformed into a message
Under the “Botellas con Alma” initiative, bottles of Almazaras de la Subbética oils are personalized with labels designed by children from local schools. “We initially presented the project to 20 schools close to our cooperative. Under the theme ‘Family, Olive Groves and Oil’, pupils from these schools created drawings on FSC-certified cardboard, which are the labels which we use with our bottles of oil. This means each bottle is unique,” says Nuria.
Over the four years, Almazaras de la Subbética’s collaboration with Sonrisas sin Cáncer has gone from strength to strength in partnership with nine schools within the Community of Madrid. In addition, after the project was initially presented last summer at the Madrid ZOO, both entities are organizing a new outreach day for the project at FAUNIA Park next June.
Research and awareness-raising
For each bottle sold under this social project, Almazaras de la Subbética allocates part of the amount to “Sonrisas sin Cáncer” Association projects, focused on two areas of action: research into treatments, in partnership with the La Paz Hospital in Madrid; and education and awareness programs which, as Nuria Yáñez points out, “is very much needed and often forgotten about”.
“Imagine what it’s like for an 8-year-old to be diagnosed with leukemia. In the vast majority of cases, the child will be out of school for about two years, without being able to see their friends and teachers. When they return, their classmates are different and schools need to raise awareness amongst the entire educational community,” the head of Almazaras de la Subbética explains.
Through this project, Almazaras de la Subbética is strengthening its corporate social responsibility work, and demonstrating that the welfare of its partners and families is as important as the quality of its oils. “Through this project we have met families with children affected by leukemia and other very complex diseases. Everything in life happens for a reason, and the fact that it happened to my son allowed me to do my bit with the invaluable help of my company,” concludes the head of Almazaras de la Subbética.
At Goya Spain, we add our voice to that of Almazaras de la Subbética in appreciation for this wonderful initiative, the main aim of which is to support children and their families during difficult times. We urge you please to help by purchasing “Botellas con Alma”.
Extra virgin olive oil is a very healthy food, and its regular consumption provides important health benefits that seed oils and butter can’t provide. That’s why it’s so important for us to include it in our diet.
What’s more, its delicious flavor and unmistakable aroma will take your recipes to the next level!
These are the 10 reasons to start consuming EVOO.
- It’s made from the natural juice extracted from perfectly healthy olives. That means it conserves all the nutritional and organoleptic properties of the fruit it comes from: the olive.
- It’s one of the basic ingredients that make up the Mediterranean Diet, one of the healthiest diets in the world and, since 2013, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
- A high concentration of oleic acid helps prevent cardiovascular illnesses.
- Rich in polyphenols, natural antioxidants that help the body combat free radicals, which translates into protection against degenerative diseases. What’s more, it helps delay cellular ageing.
- It also contains vitamins A, D, E, Y and K. These vitamins favor the absorption of minerals like calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc. These materials help maintenance of soft tissue and bone tissue, sight and the immune system.
- Vitamin E is also recognized as the vitamin of youth thanks to the energy effect against free radicals which cause the ageing of skin cells.
In the kitchen.
- Great versatility in the kitchen. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is recommended for preparing all kinds of dishes: rice, pasta, meat, fish, vegetables, casseroles and vegetable dishes. It can also be consumed raw in salads and as a dressing for fish and vegetable dishes.
- It’s the best oil to use for frying, as it’s the most stable (excellent resistance to 180°C, the ideal temperature for frying) and has the highest smoke point (between 190°C and 210°C) of all edible oils.
- It can be reused up to 8 times (after filtering). The same cannot be said of seed oils which oxidize at high temperatures and must be thrown away after their first use. This is because they generate free radicals and harmful compounds.
- It loses none of its beneficial properties when heated. When heated, alcohols and esters are evaporated, which changes the flavor slightly, but it loses none of its properties or nutritional content.
Did you know that the highest quality extra virgin olive oil has an immense range of aromas and flavors?
More than 200 different olive varieties are grown in Spain and each has its own characteristic aromas and flavors. From intense and green Picuals to slightly bitter and spicy Empeltres. Varieties with mid-range flavors include Hojiblanca, Arbequina, Picudo, Manzanilla Cacereña, Cornicabra, Blanqueta and Royal.
With te taste of tradition, GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oils are made from a careful selection of Hojiblanca, Lechín, Picual, Arbequina and Manzanilla olive varieties grown in the olive groves of southern Spain.
When cooking, we apply different techniques with extra virgin olive oil, both raw and hot. When we use the olive oil in our recipes and preparations, the food absorbs part of the olive oil used, enhancing its flavor. Today, we share the main culinary techniques with olive oil so that you can learn them and put them into practice in your day to day in the kitchen. Read more
Goya extra virgin olive oils will be present at the Alimentaria gastronomy fair held in Barcelona from April 4 to 7. Much like the 2018 edition, Goya EVOOs will feature at “The Olive Oil Bar”, the olive oil tasting space which will feature more than one hundred international olive oils from 80 companies.
With the slogan “Taste & Discover”, “The Olive Oil Bar” has consolidated itself as a space of flavor and variety, very much appreciated by national and international buyers and representatives of specialized distribution, retail, gastronomy and the HORECA channel interested in the world of extra virgin olive oil.
Goya olive oils, which have won more than 200 international prizes, will be present in the tasting areas of the fair. So visitors can taste GOYA® Único, GOYA® Robusto and GOYA® Clásico in the Conventional Production area; GOYA® “Organics” at the Organic EVOO Production and, in a new feature for this year, GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Natural Garlic Aroma will feature at the specialty olive oils area.
The Goya España range of products will also be present at the Goya Europe stand at Alimentaria 2022 where we’ll display the flavor and tradition of our renowned olive oils, which have won more than 200 international prizes, along with our olives, capers, gazpacho and vinegars. On each day of the fair, Goya will offer tastings of manzanilla and gordal olives stuffed with peppers and the range of reduced-salt olives and special stuffed olives.
GOYA® Unico and GOYA® “Organics” premium olive oils were present at the 10th Madrid Fusión 2022 gastronomy fair under the slogan “Beyond the product”, bringing together the world’s leading chefs from March 28 to 30.
For the fifth consecutive year, Goya was represented by Fernando Desa, Chef ejecutivo de Goya Europa, who offered the show cooking titled “Dale al coco… ¡pero con sabor!”, preparing recipes with a Latin American flavor.
Coconut was a central ingredient in all the recipes, along with other products from the Goya portfolio like our premium extra virgin olive oils.
Fernando’s menu was centered on three dishes with a marked Caribbean flavor: Coconut Octopus; Creamy Coconut Rice with Cuttlefish and Scallops and a dessert of Coconut Pudding with Tropical Sauce.
We share some moments of Madrid Fusion.
When we use olive oil, it’s very important to store it correctly to ensure it doesn’t oxidize and lose any of its properties. If olive oil is not stored correctly, a phenomenon known as oxidation or “rancidification” (turning rancid) can occur, even before the best before date on the bottle. Light, heat and contact with the air are three factors we must avoid.
Here are some tips to follow for good storage of olive oil:
• Protect the oil from direct sunlight. When not using the oil, we recommend storing it in a larder or press.
• Do not store the oil close to any source of heat. The optimal storage temperature is 20ºC/68ºF. It is best to store in a cool, dry place.
• Contact with the air is another factor that can negatively affect olive oil. For this reason it is important to store the olive oil in the bottle, with no oxygen within. Here at Goya, we replace the oxygen that’s in the neck of the bottle with nitrogen, even though the bottle is transparent. By eliminating oxygen, we eliminate the risk of oxidation.
Along with these three factors, we recommend storing your olive oil away from smoke or strong aromas, as they can be absorbed and affect the flavor.
Because healthy eating shouldn’t mean skimping on quality. GOYA’s range of reduced sodium table olives and capers is a great opportunity to enjoy healthy and nutritious food without sacrificing flavor.
Reduced sodium table olives and capers offer an alternative to consumers concerned with their salt intake, as well as those consumers who suffer high blood pressure or liquid retention.
The reduced sodium range includes: Manzanilla Spanish Olives, Manzanilla Stuffed with Peppers, Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Jalapeños, Pitted Alcaparrado, Salad Olives and Capote and Nonpareille Capers.
They can be used as a snack with a light drizzle of GOYA Extra Virgin Olive Oil or as an ingredient in all kinds of dishes from salads to casseroles.