Ever found yourself peering at spots on olives, curious about those tiny specks or larger blotches? These spots can come in a whole spectrum of colors – from white to black, brown, and even blue-green – and each carries a story of its own. Spots on olives can be caused by various factors such as […]
Olives are small fruits that grow on olive trees. They are the ultimate heart-healthy snack and are an amazing ingredient in most dishes. Find out more in our blog.
Olives are a staple in many kitchens worldwide. From the pungent Kalamata olives of Greece to the fruity Manzanilla olives of Spain, these little fruits bring a burst of flavor to any dish they grace. But have you ever looked at an olive tree and wondered if you can eat raw olives? While you technically
Having spent countless hours among olive trees, watching their slow and steady growth, I’ve recognized the incredible, yet often overlooked, value within their pits. An olive pit can be used as a potential source of renewable energy, an unexpected player in the art world, a secret weapon in beauty treatments, and so much more. In
If you’re a fan of Mediterranean cuisine, chances are you’ve come across recipes that call for pitted olives. Pitting olives at home may seem like a daunting task, but it’s quite simple and can save you money compared to buying pre-pitted olives. Pitted olives are more versatile in cooking and can be more easily preserved.
You might have heard about the health benefits of eating olives and considered adding them to your diet. But are Greek olives good for you, and what health benefits could you expect? Greek Olives There are more than 10 varieties of popular Greek olives that differ in taste and size depending on their variety, region,
Every autumn or early winter my Greek family is collecting Kalamata olives in the Messinia region and using them in different ways: some for curing, some for marinating, and some for olive oil extraction. There are many ways on how to cure Kalamata olives, but the essential goal is to extract the oleuropein from them –
If you are here and reading this article, that means you have a gorgeous olive tree at your property or a beautiful olive grove and not sure when to pick olives for oil or brining and how. Harvesting olives is easy and joyful as long as you know the fundamentals of when and how to
If you like olives, there is a good chance that you like stuffed olives. Stuffed olives are a great way to turn regular olives into a delicious and flavourful appetizer, snack, or treat. However, you may be wondering: are stuffed olives good for you? Are they healthy? You will find an explanation of everything you
Olives whether fresh or canned are one of the main ingredients in the Mediterranean kitchen and are gaining popularity among other cousins as well. Olives provide required nutrients and antioxidants, and they are also a good source of healthful fat. Canned olives are a store cupboard staple for a reason – they’re convenient, budget-friendly and
Kalamata olives are among the most popular olives, known for their distinctive rich and meaty flavor. But did you know that they are also the healthiest olives? These delicious Kalamata olives are a rich source of healthy fats and antioxidants, making them a nutritious addition to any diet. This article will explore the many health
5 olives per day keeps doctor away! Kalamata olives vs black olives: which one to choose? They both are two of the most common and most delicious kinds of table olives, but it may be hard to understand the difference between the two. In this article, we will break down Kalamata and black olives’ differences
Green and black olives have different ripeness levels with distinct taste, texture, and appearance differences. Green olives are unripe, early harvest with exceptional nutritional attributes and unique taste. In contrast, black olives are fully ripped, juicier, and softer, with a mellow flavor. Whether you are a fan of green olives or black olives, this article