SON NAAVA, THE ONLY BIODYNAMIC OLIVE GROVE IN MALLORCA
Straight from Son Naava's grove, nestled in the agricultural heart of Mallorca near a small town called Montuïri, our hand grown Alberquina Olives are carefully pressed into the highest quality extra virgin oil. The Alberquina Olive, with its earthy, aromatic flavour, is one of the most delicious grown today. We chose to only plant Alberquina Trees, as they flourish in Mallorca's dry hot summers and alkaline soils. Son Naava's soil is rich in Calcium and has a low PH level, which further aides in producing an extra special olive oil.
The Son Naava olive grove consists of 3000 trees that are cultivated under totally ecological conditions. No pesticides are used at any stage in the process, and nothing is added to enhance the product. The Oil is housed in a dark bottle to ensure that no light, temperature or oxygen affects the quality in any way. The whole process and its result, our Son Naava olive oil, are monitored, analyzed and certified by the Oil of Mallorca Ecological board and the Demeter organization.
In order to optimize the yield, the Olives are harvested in October when they are 50% black. They are picked with a large vibrating comb that gently shakes the trees till the Olives 'naturally' fall on carefully placed nets. They are then gathered and stored overnight, in a cold dark room, in order to protect the olives from fermenting or oxidizing. Early next morning, they are sent to the Organic Processing Plant where they are pressed before any other olives, to ensure there is no contamination. The olives are always pressed within 24 hours of harvesting to keep the acid content of the oil extremely low. The lower the acid level, the more refined, fresh and pure the oil is. . The acid levels in Extra Virgin Olive Oil ranges from 0% - 0.8%. The lower the percentage, the better the quality of the oil. Son Naava Extra Virgin Olive Oil has an excellent acidity level, and, as good quality olive oils, is rich in nutrients, contains beta-carotene and Vitamin E and is also anti-inflammatory and immunity building; it reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol).