Arbequina olives in a jar with olive oil.
Olis Mallafre offers the best selection of arbequina olives grown by Riudoms in Tarragona province.
A tiny olive which can be used as table olive or to extract oil is a staple in every Catalan home for lunches, dinners or with a glass of wine.
Add some garlic, herbs or lemon and you'll taste a unique olive!
Olives are categorised according to their size and they are stored in oil presses or underground deposits, where they add water to the olives and then salt, if necessary.
The oil presses are regularly checked during the whole process of natural fermentation. When the olives are ready, they are classified by hand and any broken or split olives are thrown away. Once this process is complete, the olives are packaged.
The process is totally natural; they do not use any additives or preservatives
Arbequina can be consumed as table olive or turned into extra virgin olive oil
This surprising tiny size and brown colour makes customers request what they are and how they taste
The taste reminds you of roasted coffee as connoisseurs say.
Naturally fermented, no chemicals are used for its preservation which is very convenient for your gut.
it is lower in calories than manzanilla so it's ideal to get healthy but not fatty.
Due to its size, you want to eat more and more.
Its origins are from the Palestine area and were brought into the Catalonia region by the Duke of Medinaceli in the 16th century.
You can find it easily in many bars in Catalonia and Aragon regions but it's not so frequent outside these regions.
An easy recipe to add extra flavour to these olives:
- a sprig of thyme
- a chopped fresh lemon
- bay leaves and garlic cloves
- 400 grs jar