Yuzu is a low acidity citrus fruit, popular in Japanese cuisine. The skins of our Spanish grown yuzu are pressed with O-Med's arbequina olives, resulting in a uniquely fragrant ingredient without overwhelming the flavors of the olive oil. O-Med Yuzu oil is a wonderful addition to ceviche and seafood and can be easily used in place of traditional citrus. The mildness of O-Med arbequina olive oil and light citrus flavor is recommended for baking and desserts (including olive oil ice cream).
Owned and operated by the Garcia-Casas family in Acula, Andalusia, in southern Spain, O-Med have been harvesting their own olive trees for four generations and producing extra virgin olive oil for two. In 2005 they purchased a mill in order to produce the highest quality olive oil possible by controlling each step of the process from olive groves to mill to bottle. O-Med produces early harvest EVOO in order to preserve the best organoleptic properties in the oils. As farmers, sustainability is of foremost importance to O-Med where solar power and an incinerator which burns the olive pits produce 40% of the mill's energy needs. O-Med is a founding member of QvExtra, a seal which certifies quality level is higher than current legislative requirements.