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Tucked away in northern Sicily in the area of Valdemone There you can find carefully tended orchids full of sarcene olive trees from which come Partanna Premium Select Black Saracene Olives. Perhaps not as well-known as some other types of olives such as the kalamata olive, the sarcene olive is considered to be one of the oldest types of olives grown today. The trees are well adapted to survive despite the rough terrain. The olives themselves tend to be smaller than the average olive and can be on difficult side to pick however, all that hard work involved in harvesting these olives is worth it when you get a flavorful product like Partanna Premium Select Black Saracene Olives.
So why olives? Well I certainly can’t speak for everyone, but sometimes a person just needs a salty snack. And as salty snacks go, olives are better for you than a lot of other stuff that we tend to choose such as potato chips or pretzels. And there are a number of other health benefits to eating olives. Olives have been proven to be a good source of dietary fiber which helps in lowering both cholesterol and sugar in the blood, as well as playing a part in helping to both obtain and maintain a healthy weight. Olives are also a good source of iron – used in making the hemoglobin needed by red blood – and vitamin E – which has shown to act as both an antioxidant and an immune booster – as well as being a good source of monosaturated fats which unlike polysaturated fats, actually help to lower your level of bad cholesterol and the risk for both heart disease and stroke rather than raise it. Plus I find that eating olives actually encourages me to drink more water which is something my doctor recommends I do.
As olives go, I find that I like Partanna Premium Select Black Saracene Olives. For me, they pack quite a punch for their size which is often exactly what I’m looking for in an olive. Of course, everyone has different tastes so I can’t say for certain that this olive is for everyone.
The Partanna Castelvetrano Whole Olives, or Nocellara del Belice, is an olive grown in western Sicily with an intense green coloring and sweeter flavor. The olives are grown in a land of warm colors and flavors and scents, at the foot of the hill on which stands the old town of Partanna, and within the new center of town called Camarro.
Here in the heart of the Valle del Belice, which produces the oil Nocellara del Belice, exclusive cultivation around the Mediterranean basin, four generations the family Asaro is committed with passion and dedication to create a natural product and the high standards of quality that meets the needs of consumers, as evidenced by the numerous awards. These memorable yet hard-to-find olives are from Castelvetrano, Sicily. The Partanna Premium Select Nocellara del Belice Castelvetrano Whole Olives have a distinct bright green hue and a sweet flavor. Just the right amount of salt without any bitterness makes this THE green olive!
They are harvested young and immediately preserved in salt-water brine, hence the vivid green color. These green olives are beyond amazing, light. fresh, Juicy and not too oily. Their flavor is addictive, you really can't stop yourself from eating the whole jar. They aren't super salty, so if that's what you're into, these won't work. But they are perfectly balanced flavorwise. Delicate and surprising. They encompass a perfect balance between salty and sweet making them a favorite of olive lovers but also tempting to those with a less adventurous palate.
The official "Nocellara del Belice" olive of the Sicilian award-winning extra virgin olive oil! Partanna Premium Select Nocellara del Belice Castelvetrano Whole Olives are crunchy, fresh, nutty, and buttery. They are sweet in taste, low in sodium, and never bitter or salty. Castelvetrano whole olives are suitable as additions to many dishes calling for green olives, great as part of antipasto trays, and addictive as nibblers with cocktails.