Manzanilla olives are gentler varieties and make an excellent starting point for those new to olives, or simply those who enjoy their subtle nutty flavors. Use these tasty fruits in antipasto, chicken recipes or olive tapenade creation.
Eating whole olives provides many health advantages, including protection from cardiovascular disease via monounsaturated fats. Furthermore, they contain phenolic acids that increase glutathione levels in the blood.
Early Life and Education
Xavi Buil was inspired to found Aceitunas Losada by his grandfathers’ legacy of grape, olive and almond farming. Following graduation from business school he and his sister established Aceitunas Losada with an aim of producing traditional products as part of honoring their grandfathers’ legacies and producing table olives according to tradition from hand harvesting through curing processes.
Manzanilla is an iconic Spanish cultivar with its straw color, firm texture, and briny flavor that pairs perfectly with anchovies, Rioja wine, and sheep’s milk cheese.
Reducing water consumption in agriculture is an international priority to achieve sustainability. By employing the RDI (regulated deficit irrigation) technique and traditional Spanish processing techniques, they were able to show that olive quality could still be preserved while water consumption decreased; keeping their osmotic process constant allowed for higher polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity in their table olives than those from other producers.
Manz Olives has established himself as an award-winning international chef, restaurant owner and entrepreneur. Widely considered one of the most influential people in the olive industry, Manz is widely acclaimed as a master at combining ingredients into new dishes praised by chefs across the country and known for his expertise in Spanish and Italian cuisine. Lindsay brand olives offer various varieties including Manzanilla Stuffed Olives.
Achievement and Honors
manz olives has received several honors and awards, such as Northwestern University’s Alumni Merit Award and Lutheran School of Theology’s Confessor of Christ Award, along with honorary doctorates from St. Olaf College and Valparaiso University.
Pitted and filled with pimiento strips, these firm, tangy olives from Spain add a delectable gourmet touch to cocktails, appetizers and salads alike. Refrigerate once opened to maintain freshness.
Pasolivo of California took home four gold medals at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition for their Cucina, Tuscan and Classic blends as well as their California pure extra virgin oil. Quality is of utmost importance at Pasolivo; their olive oil received top scores in fruitiness, balance and persistence categories.
Priorat Natur is a family-run business founded by Xavi Fuste and his brother to produce organic Arbequina olives on their family property in Priorat. Priorat has received several awards for this achievement.
The company prides itself on using natural methods when producing food, such as using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides. Furthermore, their olives contain antioxidants such as Oleuropein, Hydroxytyrosol Tyrosol and Oleanolic acid that provide health benefits.
Manzanilla olives contain monounsaturated fats, known to lower risk of diabetes and obesity. Furthermore, they’re rich in anti-inflammatory substances which may help treat various bacterial, viral and fungal infections as well as relieve pain and decrease blood pressure.
Manzanilla olives are an extremely popular variety of green, whole fruit table olive. Light in color with mild yet subtle non-bitter flavors, they pair beautifully with any antipasto plate or glass of fino sherry. Furthermore, their versatility means they can be eaten whole, pitted and filled with everything from minced red pimento (cherry pepper) to garlic and almonds for fillings or used in olive oil production – Aceitunas Losada oversees every stage from hand harvest in their own groves all the way through natural brine cures to olive oil production!