The Mas Portell Arbequina Olives which are distinct from any other from its diminutive size and intense flavor, can also be identified for its pale green and brownish colors. These small olives which originate int he Catalonia, region of Spain, near the border with France ar eused in the making of quality olive oils. Because of their size, these olive are picked by hand during the month of September and are packed in brine solution. Can be served as an appetizer. Also used in garnishing vegetables and salads or to flavor your stews.