Partanna Premium Select Whole Sicilian Black Olives

My kid loves to eat olives, I don’t know why, but I am not complaining. Apparently Sicilian Black Olives have fewer calories than other olives, and this is something that intrigues me, especially with the amount of olives that my kid eats.


The Sicilian olive is a type of olive which is used in the Sicilian cuisine and regional dishes of Italy. The Sicilian olives have a salty taste and a medium size and they are actually fruits, like all the olive species. The Sicilian olives are black and oval and contain fewer calories than the black oily ones.


Specifically, Partanna Premium Select Whole Sicilian Black Olives represent tradition and four generations of olive cultivation. Partanna is an old town in Italy located on a hill, and the olive growing takes place while nestled at the foot of that hill.


It is there in the heart of the Valle del Belice, which is known for its oil production, and exclusive cultivation around the Mediterranean basin, four generations of the family Asaro is committed with passion and dedication to create a natural product and dedicated to the high standards of quality that meets the needs of consumers, as evidenced by the numerous awards received for their products.


Table olive varieties are more difficult to harvest than olive oil, as workers must take care not to damage the fruit; baskets that hang around the worker's neck are used. In some places in Italy, Croatia and Greece, olives are harvested by hand because the terrain is too mountainous for machines. As a result, the fruit is not bruised, which leads to a superior finished product. The method also involves sawing off branches, which is healthy for future production.


Partanna Premium Select Whole Sicilian Black Olives make a great snack and are a great addition to salads or sandwiches. Of course, as with all olives, refrigerate after opening.

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Partanna Premium Select Whole Ligurian Black Taggiasca Olives

A true foodie knows that when it comes to fruit and vegetables, there are many varieties and types within one category. Tomatoes, for example, come in very different varieties that have are different in flavor, taste, coloring and size.  In the olive world this is no different. Though there are many varieties of olives, most of which are black and green, thhe Partanna Premium Select Whole Ligurian Black Taggiasca Olives is a standalone example of the many varieties of edibles mother mature has provided us.

Originating from Italy, Partanna Premium Select Whole Ligurian Black Taggiasca Olives is distinct at first glance because it is red in coloring. Unlike its black and green brothers and sisters, the Partanna Black Taggiasca Olive produces fragrant, sweet and fruity oil when used to make olive oil.

The Partanna Black Taggiasca Olive also comes with all the benefits of olives.  Rich in fiber, Partanna Premium Select Whole Ligurian Black Taggiasca Olives is great to promote digestion. Black olives are also known for promoting cardiovascular health. Rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, the olive provides great oil and frying alternative that helps maintain healthy sugar levels and helps you feel full. Though black olives are known to have high levels of sodium, because it is sweet and mild, Partanna Premium Select Whole Ligurian Black Taggiasca Olives may be a great alternative. Coupled with high levels of Vitamin E and Iron, Partanna Premium Select Whole Ligurian Black Taggiasca Olives is a proud superfood that should always be inside your refrigerator.

For four generations, the Asaro family has been one of the most commonly known names to produce the Partanna Black Taggiasca Olive for general comsumption. Born in 1916, at the foot of the hill on which stands the old town of Partanna,  Oleificio Asaro began a generation’s long commitment to provide customers with a natural, quality cultivated product from the heart of the Mediterranean. The Partanna Premium Select Whole Ligurian Black Taggiasca Olives just might be the next item on your shopping list.

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Partanna Premium Select Black Saracene Olives

March 13, 2014 4:07:11 PM EDT

Partanna Premium Select Pitted Black Saracene Olives

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.

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Partanna Premium Select Nocellara del Belice Castelvetrano Whole Olives

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.

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Paesanol Castelvetrano Marinated Cracked Olives

March 13, 2014 2:16:06 PM EDT

Paesanol Castelvetrano Marinated Cracked Olives.

My kid loves to eat olives so I am constantly buying olives at the supermarket. I am getting bored of buying the same products over and over again and need something fresh. Well I have found something new and it is Paesanol Castelvetrano Marinated Cracked Olives.. Marinated cracked olives, the name says it all. The olives are cracked so the marinade can get into all the crannies. One taste of marinated cracked olives and your taste buds will thank you.


Castelvetrano olives are freshly picked in early October immediately after the harvest. Produced by the Asaro family for nearly a century with the same olive trees that they have owned for over 4 generations from Sicily. The name of the olives variety is "Nocellara del Bellice", but they are also known as "Castelvetrano" olives. Both names come from the origin place where those unique olives grow and there is no other place in the world where you can find this quality.


The ingredients for their marinated cracked olives are of course olives, olive oil, mixed vegetables in variable quantities, salt, vinegar and oregano.


There are a bunch of recipes out there to make marinated cracked olives, but why go through the hassle of purchasing all the ingredients and then making the recipe when you can just purchase ready made marinated cracked olives from a company that has been growing olives for so long.


For the adults you can enjoy it as appetizer paired nicely with white Sicilian wine, pecorino cheese or a glass of full-bodied Nero d'Avola. You can add them to your salads or just eat them on their own as a snack. There is no wrong way to enjoy your Paesanol Castelvetrano Marinated Cracked Olives.


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