At Escamilla we bring you 5 curiosities about olives that you did not know. Olives are worldwide known and used by everyone, either as an appetizer or as a component of a recipe. However, their production process and history is sometimes unknown to many. Therefore, we would like to share with you some curiosities about olives that you surely did not know.

It is a prehistoric food

One of the curiosities about olives according to most historians, olive cultivation began in the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras, and as early as 3,000 B.C. olives were one of the foods grown commercially in Crete.

 The olive tree is undoubtedly a tree of legend. Another curiosity about the olive is its origin, although it is lost in the desert of oblivion, it has a divine origin. According to Greek mythology, its origin lies in the dispute between Athena and Poseidon for the patronage of the city of Athens.

The god of the sea created the horse with his trident. This vigorous and swift creature had to compete with Athena’s creation, and the gods of Olympus had to choose which of the two was more suitable for the city. The goddess of war then created the olive tree, a tree whose fruit would provide food, strengthen people and give them light and warmth at night with its fire. The gods chose the olive tree of Athena, the goddess who gave her name to the city, which has since been called Athens.

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There are more than 250 varieties of olives

There are more than 250 varieties cultivated in the world. The best known are Verdial, Gordial or Manzanilla. All of them grown in Escamilla and available for purchase on our website.

4 flavors in 1 product.

The olive is one of the few foods that combines the 4 basic flavors that our palate recognizes: sweet, salty, bitter and sour.

Another Curiosities about Olives it is a healthy food and that is not fattening.

Besides being delicious and the perfect appetizer for any occasion, table olives are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Spain, world leader in olive production and exports.

From Aceitunas Escamilla we have been producing, seasoning and packing table olives, to take them to homes and restaurants all over the world. We have maintained our production process, picking the fruits by hand, so that they are not damaged. We have selected and classified them with the latest technology equipment, so that the olives reach your table in perfect condition and with the traditional flavor they have always had.


Discover Aceitunas Escamilla and download the catalog on our website, you can choose between the different varieties that we have. All traditional and delicious recipes.


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