The olive used in this mix is a mammoth Halkidiki Green Pitted olive
, we blend some sweet, pickled garlic and sprinkle some dried rosemary which softens after a few hours of packing. (No one wants crunchy bits on their olives, do they?) Lastly, we mix a little local rapeseed oil from Bell & Loxton
and a splash of lemon juice. We gas flush our garlic olives; this is the process of removing the oxygen from the pouches and replacing it with a food grade gas. This process prevents the olives from degrading over time and allows us to give the olives a minimum of 6 months shelf life whilst maintaining 100% of the quality.
The green olives in question are grown in North Eastern Greece, namely the Halkidiki region, near Mount Athos. They’ve been grown on these hills for thousands of years and are harvested by hand using traditional nets so as to not damage or bruise them. They are also pitted by hand before being sent to us, here in the UK. When they arrive in Devon, the salt levels are adjusted using a very precise soaking technique. This removes the brine, making the olives perfectly palatable. The olives are now ready to be tossed around with some ingredients before we package, gas flush and store.
Are olives with Garlic good for you?
Garlic olives certainly have their health benefits and should be considered as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Let’s start with the olive:
Green olives of this nature are high in antioxidants, which are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Not only that, they can also reduce the risk of atherosclerosis which increases the good cholesterol in our blood, aiding in improving blood pressure and heart health. Not bad aye?
Now the Garlic:
Garlic is actually a hidden gem when it comes to health benefits. It’s a good source of iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin C and it also provides some B vitamins and zinc.
All in all, Garlic Olives are looking pretty good on the health front. If you’d like to find out more about the health benefits of Garlic olives, click here
Award winning Garlic Olives:
Not only do we love these olives, they are also one of 4 of our flavours that won gold in the Taste of the West South West 2022 awards. They are also a firm customer favourite, third only to our Classic Blend
and Hand Stuffed Garlic Olives
. You can mix and match all our olive blends, so why not grab a pack
of all the award winners and let us know which is your favourite?