We start the year with a raffle! From Cazorla Olives we are going to raffle 6 packs that contain the limited edition of Explanada stuffed with Gourmet anchovy, the only olive in the world with...
Table olives can not be eaten directly from the tree because they contain a very bitter phenolic compound called oleuropein. To eliminate it (sweetening process), they are usually submerged in a diluted solution of soda (sodium hydroxide), which also form organic acids that favor the subsequent fermentation and increase the permeability of the fruit.
Fermented olives are properly preserved for a long time. In Spain and Europe the most important are the varieties Manzanilla, Gordal and Hojiblanca.