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Queen Spanish Olives/
The second most popular green olives imported to the U.S. Compared to Manzanillas, the Queens are large, plump olives with a dark green color. The Queen’s texture is somewhat coarser than the Manzanilla, but it is popular due to its large size.
Spanish Green Olives/Pimiento Stuffed are probably best known as a garnish in martinis, but they have other diverse uses:
- add to potato, macaroni, chicken and green salads
- make a delicious tapenade
- mix into tuna salad and deviled eggs
- top pasta, pizza, and bruschetta
- add to kabob skewers
- open a jar and serve as an appetizer or snack
FLAVOR: Firm, tasty, slightly bitter.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Product of Spain.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Queen olives with pimiento are sugar free, cholesterol free, trans fat free, low carbohydrate and gluten free. Olives contain omega 9 monounsaturated fat and are a good source of antioxidants including vitamin E.
SHELF LIFE: 3 years unopened, 6 months after opening when refrigerated.