Protected Designation of Origin of Jaén
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Varieties of olive suitable for oil production protected by this designation are picual and arbequina oils are aromatic, intense and slightly bitter and / or spicy.
Oils that come from in early harvesting have a scent of freshly cut herbs or green leaf, tomato and green apple .
The geographical scope covered by this designation is housed in the center and northwest of the province of Jaén occupying the Guadalquivir River Valley and part of Sierra Morena, showing in the ripe fruit aromas of fig and banana, and slightly sweet tastes .
Slight sour and spicy flavors of extra virgin picual oil are positive attributes that come from the amount of polyphenols of the plant (natural antioxidants).