At Iberiana, we work mainly with fruit and vegetables. It is our mainstay and what we have been experts in for over twenty-five years. However, we have occasionally worked with other products, always respecting our philosophy based on quality and passion for a job well done.
Among the great variety of oils that exist, it is without a doubt the extra virgin olive oilThe highest quality olive oil. We are talking about pure juice extracted from the olive by means of mechanical procedures, generally using the centrifugation process. In no case is the oil subjected to the refining process. The levels of chemical acidity are lower than 0.8º and organoleptically they are of the highest quality. has no defects whatsoever. It is undoubtedly the best oil for this reason, as its nutritional properties remain intact.
Among the benefits of including the extra virgin olive oil in our diet we find: a beneficial effect on bone calcification, it has a protective effect on the skin, it favours the absorption of calcium, it helps to reduce cholesterol, it has a great antioxidant power and it is also beneficial for diabetics as it helps to control glucose levels.
There are as many varieties of juices as you can imagine. But if there is one juice that we work with, it is the pomegranate juice. For centuries, pomegranate juice and its properties have been known in many cultures as a natural medicine. This juice, like its fruit, has a high antioxidant power, and is very rich in Vitamin C.
The pomegranate is the fleshy fruit of the pomegranate tree, a small tree of no more than five metres in height that acclimatises very well to semi-arid areas of the Mediterranean, like the olive or orange tree. It is a food with the necessary nutrients to become one of the fruits with the highest nutritional value. nutritional and antioxidant properties that are most beneficial to our health.
Aromatic herbs are ideal for seasoning stews, and for enhancing the aromas of different culinary plants, whether raw or cooked. They are widely used in Mediterranean cuisine, and the leaves can be used fresh, dried or dehydrated. It should be borne in mind that if they are used dried, they have a very powerful aroma, so they should be used with caution.
The aromatic herbs we work with are: basil, dill and parsley, and within parsley, in the smooth and curly varieties.
We are all aware of the great variety of flowers that surround us. However, at Iberiana, we work to provide our customers with dandelion. This flower (with its leaves and stems), can be eaten in its natural raw state (in salads, for example) or it can also be eaten cooked. The root is usually consumed as a substitute for tea or coffee once dried and ground.
It has high healing properties, and has been shown to be a herbaceous plant whose roots and leaves are used as a natural medicine for digestive disorders. Because of its bitter taste it also has an aperitif effect and can be used to whet the appetite.
Who hasn't tried chestnuts in one of their many forms? These nuts are everyone's delight, and can be eaten raw, boiled, roasted or sweet. We can make chestnut sweets, chestnut flour to make bread, even pasta!
There are countless recipes for cooking delicious chestnuts. They are also rich in fats, proteins, minerals and vitamin C. A real treat!