On June 21st, the Lacrima Olea brand made its debut in such an emblematic space as the Boqueria Market, in the very historical center of Barcelona. The event coordinated by Pierre Ralda on behalf of Godall Cooperative was attended by 3 outstanding Olive Oil Hosts: the gastronomic journalist Tana Collados, the Barcelonas chef Ada Parellada (Semproniana Restaurant) and the Michelin one stars chef (and ambassador of Terres de l’Ebre) Jeroni Castell (Les Moles Restaurant) shared a round table and subsequent culinary demonstration on the benefits of extra virgin olive oil from Godall. Our village, its ancient olive trees, and the...

Although we must maintain all precautions, and we have not yet won the fight against COVID, the figures in Spain are beginning to show positive signs. Every day we can feel a little more optimistic, and it is all thanks to science and the collaboration of many people, starting with health personnel and ending with the citizens who have decided that it is worth getting vaccinated. Spain has no petrol but has tourism instead. And the global pandemic has caused us real havoc. That is why now, with the imminent arrival of Summer and certainly better prospects, we want to...

We are always happy to announce that science has found some new application or benefit for olive oil. We also like it when these benefits are confirmed. A few weeks ago, on Alimente, the section of the digital Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, published an article entitled “Why it is so good to take a spoonful of extra olive oil on an empty stomach every day“. Signed by Patricia Matey, the text reviews the properties that science has discovered in recent years. But, in our opinion, two very interesting ideas appeared. The first is that we Europeans from Mediterranean countries have...

A recent study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment defines Switzerland as one of the countries with the highest expected growth in olive oil consumption in the coming years. ICEX is a public body under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, which regularly researches the state of international markets. In its report from last December, which can be downloaded at this link, it explains that the Swiss country will increase its demand for olive oil by up to 18% in quantity and value until 2024, and that there are three factors driving this interest: the foodie trend, the healthy...

We want to begin 2021 sharing a practical article with all our friends and clients. We want to explain the different types of oils (and olive products) that are currently marketed, to help you distinguish their characteristics. There are basically four types of oils. Sorted from highest to lowest quality they  are the following: 1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). It is the most valuable. It is exactly the juice of olives, pressed physically (manually or mechanically) and has a maximum acidity of 0.8º. It has a fruity aroma and no impurity. 2. Virgin Olive Oil (VOO). It is also...