In fact Spain holds the spot as the world’s top producer of the table olive.
Olives were not only valued for their taste, early man also viewed the olive tree and its fruit as a symbol of peace, wisdom and progress.
And the reason why I’m knowledgeable about olives from Spain because I had a sample land on my desk and as always I like to do my research J
Table olives are versatile and can be used as an ingredient in a whole host of dishes as well as being enjoyed as an appetiser, snack or a healthier party nibble.
So the nest time you’ve got an in between hunger pang, perhaps you’ll reach out for the mighty olive from Spain.
Try it in salads, tapas, sauces, in meat, fish and rice dishes.
And if that’s not to tempt you enough, I’ll leave you with some nutritional facts that will help you tempt your palate.
The recommended daily serving of olives is 25g or 7 olives per day.
Olives contain unsaturated fat which is healthier than saturated that is found in many snacks and fast foods
Olives contain many minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iodine.
Olives are a great source of fibre.
Olives contain a range of vitamins including Group B, provitamin A and Vitaman E.