What is single variety oil?

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Single variety olive oils are the ones that have been obtained from a single olive variety. While the blend of different varieties of olive oils is called coupage.

In the world, there are about 260 different olive tree varieties, where olive oil is not produced by all the olives of these olive trees. Large differences can be perceived in the morphology of olives from one variety to another, as well as difference in flavour of the oil resulting from one type of olive with respect to the result of another type of different olive.

The most widespread varieties in Spain are the picual, cornicabra, hojiblanca and arbequina.