Do you know the properties of black olives?

How many times have you asked yourself: "How many times have you asked yourself: "How many times have you asked yourselfthe properties of black olives Are they the same as green olives? Olives are the best aperitif there is. Every Spanish family eats them as an aperitif at any lunch or dinner, and even as an after-dinner snack. They provide many benefits and are very healthy.

Therefore, in this post we are going to explain what black olives are, what their properties are and some recipes for black olives.



What is the difference between green and black olives?

]The olive is the fruit of the olive tree, and has various agro-industrial uses. Not all varieties of olives are used for the same purpose. That is to say, they can be used for oil production or as table fruit.

Those that are harvested before they are ripe are those that are green olives. Freshly picked olives are not edible, as they are too bitter. Olives usually go through a fermentation process. Green olives are usually more bitter than black olives.

But... Do you know how to get them? black olives? When olives ripen they take on a dark shade, in the same way as grapes. The process to obtain a black olive is by picking the fruit when it is fully ripe. That is to say, the more mature, the darker.

Do you know all the properties they provide us with? Here, we will discover them.



Discover the best properties of black olives

Black olives provide us with many benefits and properties What's in them?

  • Monounsaturated fats help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Vitamin E, A (protects eye health and immune system)
  • Thanks to its iron content, it helps to treat anaemia.
  • Proteins
  • Phosphorus increases mental capacity and concentration
  • Carbohydrates

Thanks to the properties of black olives, more and more foods are being made with olives. Mixing them with any food may seem impossible, but... You'll love the result!



Recipe with black olives

[Now that we know the properties of black olives, let's discover delicious black olive recipes.

Although green olives are the star appetizer, there are more and more dishes that can be made with black olives.

What can you cook? We offer you 4 easy recipes to do:



Pasta with cream and black olives


  • 1/2 kg pasta
  • 1 dash of oil and salt
  • 200 g cream
  • Chopped parsley
  • 200 gr of black olives
  • Butter



Tuna, mushrooms and black olives pizza


  • 300 g of fresh tuna
  • 300 gr mushrooms
  • 200 g melting cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Red pepper
  • Half-baked pizza dough
  • Black olives



Beef burger with black olives


  • black olives of the Hojiblanca variety
  • 50 g minced beef: Prepare the minced beef for the hamburger. Chop the olives and mix with the minced beef.
  • 20 g mixed lettuce
  • 1 tomato



Lamb's lettuce, black olives and sesame salad


  • 125 g lamb's lettuce
  • 12 green olives (pitted): Cut the olives into rings.
  • 12 black olives (pitted): Cut the olives into rings.
  • 20 g toasted sesame
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • vinegar
  • salt


If you like black olives, at Escamilla Olives we have the best, enjoy some delicious black olives.

As well as tasting a great snack, you will benefit from the properties of black olives.


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