Olives, almonds, and olive oil 100% natural
Flores de Vida is also « producer » of olives, olive oil, and almonds!!!
Well, okay, « producer » is perhaps a big word, given the mini-mini amounts put into play… In 2018, it was about 400 litres of oil, 150kg of almonds, and 500 kg of olives that were available. Let’s say we sell the surplus…
In any case, these are great products, because no chemical or natural product is used at any time of cultivation, harvesting, processing, or packaging of products… more organic than bio. The olives are harvested by hand, mature, with love, and the whole process is 100% artisanal.
Olives with natural olives are prepared without any water, salt, spices, or any other product. It is 100% the real taste of the olive. It is a very little known and yet absolutely extraordinary method. To know all about the process of preparing olives: make your own olives
Open the jar (or sachet) at least 1h00 before consumption the jar (or sachet) is to be opened at least 1h00 before consumption, to allow the carbonic gas contained in the olives to escape. This gas is due to the method of preparation, and it is it that allows the preservation. However, there is no danger in consuming the olives immediately at the opening, but they are a bit strong in taste, and somewhat sparkling.
As long as the jar has not been opened, the olives can be kept for years in the dark in a cool place. They are even more and more excellent. Vacuum bags are kept for at least 1 year. We do not yet have the longest time experience for sachets.
Keep cool after opening the jar or bag. It is also possible, in the case of a large jar, to open the jar, put a part of the olives in a small jar, and quickly close the large jar. The olives will recreate the gassed atmosphere and keep for several more months (but perhaps not for years…). This operation can be done 1 or 2 times, by not opening the big jar in the meantime, of course.
NB: glass jars are reserved for sale on site. For mail order, it is only the olives in the bag.
The best way to conserve the oil is to put it in glass bottles, and in the dark in a cool, but not cold place. The ideal is between 15 ° and 20 ° C. It may be, if you get the oil in the winter, that it freezes during transport, because of the cold. This is not embarrassing, and once put to the room temperature of an apartment, it will in a few hours regain its fluidity. It is better, however, that it is not too often subject to this process. Once in a while is not a problem, but it is better to avoid it freezes/defiges every day. Especially when this happens, do not put it on a radiator to speed up the process. Let her unfreeze quietly.
The oil is not filtered because the less it is better to hack it. A filter constrains the oil and we lose something. So it’s just deced… and it takes time. To get a clear oil as in the photo, it takes 2-3 months. It may be, if it happens to you shortly after pressing, that it is still cloudy. It’s not embarrassing, and it can be quite consumed as well. It will be clarified little by little (if you do not move too much) and a slight deposit will appear in the bottom of the bottle. This is all part of the normal settling process.
5-litre cans are recycled mineral water cans from friends who consume water in cans. They were rinsed and dried before receiving the oil.
Almonds preserved in a cool and dark place retain their germination power for years, which means that they remain alive, which is not the case with almond kernels.
At the health level, the ideal is to soak the almonds in the water for 1 night before consumption. They come out of their dormancy and will bring us life. They are also more digestible (if you do not forget to chew well) because enzymes of life appear, which participate in digestion.
The almonds are also harvested by hand… With love.
Recycling is an integral part of the ecological approach. We use recycled containers and materials as much as possible to minimize the impact on the planet’s resources. To make bio is also that. It makes no sense for us to offer natural products and at the same time to participate in the exhaustion of the planet. Cartons and packaging materials are 100% recycled, also (apart from Scotch…). Of course, if we were to produce thousands of litres of oil and tons of olives, it would certainly be different, but at the moment it’s good like that. We therefore invite you to recycle as much as possible, in particular by recovering glass bottles to conserve the oil.
Where do the products come from? Olives, olive oil and almonds come exclusively from Flores de Vida, Aragon (Spain), near Maella. The cultures are made according to the principles of Permaculture (no labours, permanent soil cover, and associated cultures). We do not use any product of treatment, and even the products allowed in organic farming do not run here, especially copper sulphate (Bordeaux porridge) that is allowed in bio, and very commonly used, and which is a real poison. … organic!!!
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