Organic Sicilian Castelvetrano Green Olives - 4 oz


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These large, green olives have a mild, buttery flavor that makes them popular table olives, though they are also used to produce olive oil. The end products are “sweet” olives, due to their low salt content, extremely crunchy, with the original deep bright green color. The Nocellara del Belice olive is primarily grown in Sicily and in recent years it has become the most sought-after variety of olive in the world. In the United States and elsewhere they are also known as Castelvetrano olives. The Nocellara del Belice has protected designation of origin DOC status in the European Union.

    The largest of Italy's twenty provinces and the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily sits just off the "toe" of Italy's boot. Monuments the island's rich history abound, from the famed Valley of the Temples to the immaculate Byzantine mosaics at Cappella Palatina. The cuisine here claims a number of influences from across the Mediterranean world -- Greek, Spanish, French and Arab have all at one point inhabited the island, infusing it with their respective culinary traditions.

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