- The guide highlights the importance of the role of olive oil in Spanish cuisine and culture
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The fourth edition of the Iber Oleum has been released and is the ultimate Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil (AOVE) guide for oils of the Jaen region of southern Spain. According to the creator Francisco García Mendoza, the objective of this guide is to highlight the importance of the role of olive oil in Spanish cuisine and culture, as well as gathering the best Spanish AOVEs in a single publication, where producers are classified according to the quality and properties of their oils.
Olive oil has been traditionally used in Spain for millennia, and is the founding stone of the Mediterranean diet, alongside wine and bread. The value of Spanish olive oil can also be translated to British consumers, with Spain being the biggest exporter of olive oil in British markets, accounting for 63.34% of total olive oil imported by the UK.