Manzanilla olives: A short guide

Manzanilla olives: A short guide

If you have been in Spain and eaten tapas, you will probably remember small, crisp green olives with a gentle and delicate taste, the famous Manzanilla olives, Also known as Seville olives. Here's what you need to know if you want to buy Manzanilla olives.

What are Manzanilla olives?

It is an olive variety called Olea Europaea Pomiformis with a solid and smooth texture that takes a greenish yellow color after cooking and fermentation. It has a delicate, mild taste and a very balanced relation of pulp to stone, which makes you one of the most appreciated olives in the world. They are produced mainly in Andalusia, especially in the area of ​​the Guadalquivir River, Córdoba and Seville.

Manzanilla olives with anchovies flavor

Manzanilla olives with anchovies flavor are one of the best-selling varieties in Spain and abroad. These olives are ideal as an aperitive as they combine the mild taste and the festive texture of the manzanilla olive with the vigorous salt and umami taste of the anchovy. They are available with or without pit.

What are the health benefits of manzanilla olives?

Manzanilla olives contain a high content of minerals such as sodium, potassium, iron and phosphorus and are an excellent antioxidant due to their content of vitamin A, B and E. Olives also prevent cardiovascular diseases as they are a source of unsaturated fats, which makes them a fantastic regulator of 'bad' cholesterol in the body.

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