SPAIN BEATS THE REST IN PRODUCTION AND EXPORT OF TABLE OLIVES

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Yet another reason to feel cheerful at Aceitunas Torrent. Figures published recently by the International Olive Council put Spain in the well in the lead in the production of table olives, far ahead of its competitor countries in the Mediterranean. World production over the past five harvests reached an annual average of 2,371,000 tonnes, with about a quarter of this total being cultivated and harvested in Spain. Better still, Spain accounted for 39% of the world trade in in table olives in the year 2012, and is the biggest exporter of table olives. Official ...

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Aceitunas Torrent stands by those most in need at Christmas

The staff at Aceitunas Torrent has organised a collection campaign of non-perishable foods, all of which will be donated to those of us less fortunate than ourselves in the local community. Aceitunas Torrent is proud of its social commitments and this is the third tear running for the December collection campaign. The company has also included all of the presents given by other suppliers in the collection. Local charity organisation Cáritas gratefully received the collection and will be distributing it among the most needy in Aguilar de la Frontera over the Christmas ...

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Counting the calories in our favourite snacks

Table olives are one of the most popular and frequently consumed foods in Spain. They taste great and can be combined with just about anything, and are one of the most nutritional foods in the supermarket. We too often think that fats are bad for us, but we do need some fat in our diets and olives are one of the best sources. Olives are very rich in healthy unsaturated fats, especially the monounsaturated oleic acid, and contain relatively little of the ‘bad’ saturated fats. They aid our insides thanks to their digestible fibre content. Essential minerals such as ...

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Eat yourself to good health, eat the Mediterranean way

Dietitians recommend that we take five portions of fruit or vegetables each day. Seven olives count as a portion. Switching to a healthy diet and sticking to it can be an uphill battle for many of us, but a little bit of common sense can make the change much smoother. You don’t need to change all of your habits all at once. Instead of a big bang approach from day one, you can gradually modify your heating habits, incorporating a series of healthy changes step by step. Each change you take will be a step towards a healthier lifestyle. It is never too early – or ...

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Halal Food and Market Opportunities for Businesses in Córdoba

The Casa Árabe and the Fundación Agrópolis have jointly hosted and organised the ‘Halal Food and Market Opportunities for Businesses in Córdoba’ and have sought to deepen awareness among local businesses about exciting new opportunities and potential export success among Muslim consumers. But before exploring new commercial territories, local entrepreneurs need to fully understand just exactly what halal food is, what the typical Muslim consumer wants, and to know how to operate effectively in the very different market conditions of the Middle East and Far East. ...

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