THE OLIVE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Since the earliest of times, the olive tree and its fruit have symbolized peace, wisdom and progress, and its oils and fruits have been valued for their health benefits and medicinal properties. They lie at the centre of our culture and cuisine. Past generations would eat olives as a complement to their meals, and they were a basic staple in the daily food intake of peasants and farm workers in Andalusia and Extremadura during the 19th and 20th Centuries, who usually ate black olives with bread. The first accounts of the preparation of olives date from Classical ...

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THE OLIVE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET.

Since the earliest of times, the olive tree and its fruit have symbolized peace, wisdom and progress, and its oils and fruits have been valued for their health benefits and medicinal properties. They lie at the centre of our culture and cuisine. Past generations would eat olives as a complement to their meals, and they were a basic staple in the daily food intake of peasants and farm workers in Andalusia and Extremadura during the 19th and 20th Centuries, who usually ate black olives with bread.   The first accounts of the preparation of olives date from ...

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IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLACK AND GREEN OLIVES?

We often know less than we think. Many people believe that black olives are harvested from the trees when they turn black. They would be mistaken. Black olives are harvested at the same time as green olives, and so the chemical content is exactly the same, regardless of colour. The different treatment processes received by black and green olives determine their final chemical composition. Whether black or green, olives are highly nutritious and low in calorie content, with only about 150kcal per 100 grammes. The most valuable nutritional component is its oleic acid, ...

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ACEITUNAS TORRENT is the finalist of the ‘WINGS’ prize.

Aceitunas Torrent has had the privilege of being included again in the shortlist of finalists in the Wings Prize for Internationalisation of Andalusian Businesses. The Prize has been running for twelve years, and the selection panel is currently choosing other successful companies from other provinces in Andalusia. Aceitunas Torrent now has the chance to win first prize in the final competition. Other companies in the province of Córdoba which have been selected by the ‘Wings’ panel are Qualica-RD S.L in the ‘Starting Exports’ category, Aceitunas Torrent in the ...

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Olives with lots of class

Primary school children rediscover the best appetizer. Primary school children rediscover the best appetizer.   A series of hands-on Aceituning workshops given in the classroom using specially adapted recipes and ingredients. Olives make their culinary comeback in the classrooms of Córdoba this autumn in Aceituning, which presents the everyday olive in new and spicy recipes based on simple ingredients. It is a sure way to emphasise the versatility and healthiness of olives to a future generation of consumers, as well as introducing healthy cooking and ...

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