What are gordal olives?

Among all the olives, the gordal olives are a special variety of table olives, highly appreciated by consumers because of their peculiar taste, which gives every culinary dish a unique touch, capable of stirring the palate and truncating anyone's reason.

In this sense, if you have tried them and want to know the reasons why they are so exceptional, read on. You will be surprised.

If you are one of those people who sit at the table and think that something is missing if there are no olives, you will easily recognise the so called gordal olives. The gordal olive is a typical table olive cultivated mainly in Seville. As a table olive, it is highly prized. This is due not only to its enormous size, but also to the fact that it possesses a high quality and extraordinary taste.

The gordal olives from Seville is one of the most appreciated families for eating on the bone. Its fleshiness and flavour stand out. Their name comes from the size of their fruit, which tends to be rounded and weighs about twelve grams, on average. Gordal olives are eaten as follows dressed, stuffed or whole and constitute one of the healthiest snacksbecause of its high nutritional intake of fibre and vitamins.

This variety is intended only for consumption as a table olive, as the oil content of the fruit is very low.


The exclusivity of the gordal olive

One of the most outstanding peculiarities of the gordal olives is that the best quality ones are still being grown in the SevilleIn particular, the Gordal de Sevilla is one of the most famous and difficult to find in other areas. Consequently, they acquire an aura of exclusivity and elitism in the eyes of the international market.

It also stands to reason that people are attracted to them because of their increasing scarcity. This, in turn, increases their demand and, consequently, their price. This creates a dizzying circle of buying and selling that only increases their value on the market constantly.

At the same time, it should be pointed out that there are specimens grown in other areas outside Seville, but they do not have the same quality or taste that characterises them.

In short, this type of olive stands out from others due to its rarity. However, there are many other unique qualities that set it apart, as we will see later.



Characteristics and uses of the gordal olive

Among the properties that distinguish the gordal olives of the others are:

  1. SizeThese specimens are excessively large. To such an extent that they have about 12 grams per unit, compared to their counterparts, which are only 7 grams at the most.
  2. ColourThey are harvested with a green colour, however, if left to ripen, they become black pigmented. In this respect, it can be said that they are not only used for gastronomic purposes, but also as a garnishing component for certain drinks or dishes.
  3. PulpThey have a large amount of pulp, as a result of their unusual size. It should be noted that the pulp is very delicate and causes certain problems for the companies in charge of transporting and caring for them. However, this is not necessarily a negative feature, since has certain benefits in the culinary field.
  1. Form: has a slightly asymmetrical ovoid shape. This detail is not very relevant, but it is certainly curious and useful in the gastronomic decoration sector.

Taking into account all of the above, it can be affirmed that these olives are foodstuffs with unique features. However, although they are special, they are not usable for everything in the food industry.

Thus, despite having a large amount of pulp, they are not very good for extracting olive oil. For this reason, it is advisable to use them only as table olives.

In conclusion, the gordal olives is essential for anyone wishing to experience unique flavours and find new gastronomic horizons. Likewise, those from Seville, unlike those from other areas, are of high quality and have a special taste, which is why they are the most recommendable.



Flowering and its fruit

The gordal olives from Seville is extracted from a low-branched but vigorous tree with large leaves.

Flowering is early and fruit set is difficult. Therefore, the use of pollinators improves production considerably.

The fruit, during the ripening period, is dark green, almost black. It is oval and elongated and is heart-shaped with few branches. The stone is elongated and has a pointed, slightly asymmetrical base.

At Escamilla Olives we are familiar with many types of olives. We also have a differentiated catalogue for hotels and householdsWe are aware that the needs of each case are different.

We work the gordal in various references such as the boneless gordal Grandma's recipewhole chubby with changing colour, gordal boneless gordal with dressing or gordal olives with mojo canario. Taste the olive Escamilla gordal and you will be surprised by its taste, quality and variety.


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