Manzanilla gets its name “little apple” due to its round spherical shape. Manzanilla is high in oil content making it very pleasant on the palate as well as containing all the nutritional elements of top-quality olive oil. It also favors digestion due to its low content in saturated fat.
For three generations the Arnaud family has been curing and selling traditional Provencal olives in the small town of Fontvieille-en-Provence, France. These green olives are cured for several months in gros sel, course sea salt. The olives macerate in their own juice, retaining a simple fruity olive flavor. They are then seasoned with sunflower oil and aromatic herbs grown in the countryside of Provence. Our olives are among the most delicious in the world. These sterilized tins have a shelf like of over 5 years. Tender olives, pasteurized to give them a long shelf life. These olives have less salt than their fresh, unpasteurized counterparts.
These all natural Italian olives are commonly known as the largest olive in the world, mirroring the size of a shelled walnut. They have a crisp bite and a firm texture with a mild flavor that holds just the right balance of saltiness and sweetness.
Like its green and black counterparts, who are certainly the same olive, the Red Bella is grown in Puglia, Italy. The curing process is what makes this delicious olive stand apart with its red, red hue. Due to its mild flavor, the Bella di Cerignola Olive is often considered a beginner olive. All certified (DOP) Bella di Cerignolas are grown within the Foggia province of Puglia, Italy.
Creative cooks incorporate these powerhouses of flavor into all kinds of dishes. Keep a gallon close by and add a handful of them to salads, baked fish or sauces. These olives are sun dried, which concentrates their flavor, so a few go a long way. A great accompaniment for wine; serve with cheese for a quick appetizer.