You may not certainly know at this point what the SIQEV seal of QvExtra means and the implications it has when you see it in an Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottle. In fact, it is so likely that we believe it is appropriate to collect all the information published and put it all together in a unique place for you: this article.
Keep on reading carefully and rediscover the functions of a demanding, distinctive, collaborative, pro-consumer and, particularly, unique seal worldwide.
The origin of the SIQEV seal
QvExtra was born at the beginning of 2013, out of the joint work of 15 Spaniards convinced of the need to promote the best EVOO at a national and international level. A desire which finally came true with the creation of the SIQEV seal.
SIQEV means offering high-quality extra virgins, produced in our own parcels and cooperatives, guaranteeing a total traceability from the tree to the bottle, pampering the olive grove like a treasure and taking care meticulously of the production process in order to share the true excellence of the EVOO around the world.
SIQEV defends the excellence
Currently QvExtra is made up of 33 producer partners who take care of the field expertly, traditionally, wisely and evolving. Qualities which, as it could not have been otherwise, entails an outstanding demand when it comes to choosing the machinery and the professionals or selecting the raw material.
However, it is not possible to get the seal only by an exhaustive selection of the olive or the equipment. SIQEV «obliges» the producers to keep an eye on the maximum time to which the raw material arrives at the mill (always below 2 hours), the ideal moment of ripeness and even the milling temperature in order to not to lose the volatile compounds, never exceeding 24ºC.
This excellence represented in the seal is not easy to be achieved. In fact, not many mills are able to be subjected to this thorough analysis. Achieving all the SIQEV requirements is a major work since it sets more demanding parameters in comparison to the general regulation.
Parameters such as the monounsaturated fatty acids, the value of the fruitiness, the antioxidant content or continuous quality controls which make any EVOO able to get the SIQEV seal and becoming, on its own merits, synonymous with EXCELLENCE.
In other words: the SIQEV seal denotes the maximum demand in the flavour, scent, packaging and production.
An EVOO with SIQEV seal is more beneficial for the body
The SIQEV seal does not only ensure excellence, as you have just read, but also contains all the natural nutrients of the EVOO. These nutrients, in addition to being necessary for the functioning of the body, make it the healthiest natural fat across the world. That is why it is the protagonist of the Mediterranean diet.
In QvExtra! we have been working for many years to offer you the most recommendable Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which counts with a great number of polyphenols. How do we achieve so? Very easy: we make our product with green olives freshly harvested and of early crop, since the present the greatest amount of this compound.
In order to highlight our commitment to the health, we make at least one control a year at origin and point of sale, everything carried out by external experts in collecting sample.
Choosing a SIQEV is choosing Maximum quality
All these differences and requirements reveal our desire to make the SIQEV seal the greatest possible synonym of perfection. In addition to our desire to protect the EVOO culture. An aim that along with the job of all the producers associated in QvExtra make the seal a differentiating factor when it comes to buying an Extra Virgin Olive Oil.