Types of Olives

Did you know that table olives are one of the few foods that have all four basic flavours – sweet, salty, bitter, and sour.? That’s why they are terrific in so many recipes. Spanish olives are the secret flavour hack in your pantry, they add surprise to any dish. These are the types of Spanish olives you can choose from.

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A true Spanish delight. Green olives are the most consumed type of olives. They are specially popular as a snack on their own and used to make any dish more impressive. They can be whole, pitted, pimento stuffed or sliced.

Sliced green olives
Sliced green olives

They are ready to use as a topping for salad, pizza or pasta or why not as stuffing for your samosas?

Pimento stuffed green olives
Pimento stuffed green olives

The perfect blend of nutty and sweet flavours with an extra punch of taste from the red peppers. Enjoy them as they are or seasoned to taste!

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Thanks to its dark and shiny colour, the black olive embellishes any dish. It is both mild and subtle and has a light, flexible flavour. Enjoy them as a day-time snack or with a meal.


They are one of the most used toppings
in the world! Add them to your pizzas,
salads, pastas, sauces or even in desi
recipes like sabudana vada.

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A.k.a. the ‘Beauty of Spain’. Because of its size, texture and flavour, the queen olive is one of the most sought-after olives. It has a heart-shape appearance and its juiciness is unmatched


Olives are a guilt free treat. They are not only delicious but also contribute to promoting health when eaten on a regular basis thanks to their nutritional value. They are an excellent blend of vitamins, minerals, and good fats.

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The healthy facts

Good fats only! About 75% of an olive’s fat content is oleic acid, which helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels.

Olives have natural anti-aging properties. Thanks to the presence of Vitamin E, olives are antioxidants that slow down the aging process.

Olives contain minerals such as iron, improving the body’s energy levels, and calcium, which is great for bone health.

Their high content of fibre in olives contributes to better digestion.

And let’s not forget that olives are low in calories! 7 olives contain 37 kcal only which is four times less calories than regular processed snacks.


Olives are deeply rooted in Spanish culture.

types of olives - olives from spain

Olive production in Spain dates back to more than 3,000 years. It is believed that the Phoenicians first introduced olive trees in Spain. Since then this unique fruit has become the most iconic and distinguishing mark of our tradition and culture. In fact, the olive is at the centre of the Mediterranean diet, which is considered one of the healthiest in the world.

Today, table-olive production in Spain is a major industry with advanced technology to obtain the very best from our olives. However, in essence, Spanish olives remain faithful to tradition and follow nearly the same processes used for centuries. Thanks to this, Spanish olives have reached everywhere in the world and are enjoyed in countries like India.