1. They are Canada’s favourites olives
Did you know that, according to Comtrade, almost 90% of the olives consumed by Canadians come from Europe, and almost 60% specifically from Spain?
World leader in the production and export of table olives, Europe has always been able to demonstrate its expertise through food trends and the needs of consumers around the world. With 16% of the world’s olive trees, 21% of world production and 30% of world exports, combined with generations of tradition and refining of the craft, Spain is the largest producer and exporter of table olives, not just to Canada (58,55% quota in 2020) but also around the world!
2. When you enjoy European olives, you’re enjoying an age-old tradition
In fact, we can’t talk about our favourite products without emphasizing our pride for the rich heritage and cultural significance associated with them.
Our olives are the result of the know-how gained by farmers over hundreds of years. They’ve been growing for more than 3,000 years, since the crop was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Phoenicians around 1000 BC.
Today, this ancient knowledge is combined with a wide array of modern farming and industrial techniques. With our state-of-the-art equipment, we have mastered the art of picking the olives by hand, processing and marinating them to bring that legendary taste to your table!
3. There are so many different ways to eat them
Europe is home to some 700 different varieties of olives, and each one is special in its own unique way.
In fact, our Gordal, Hojiblanca, and Manzanilla are one of the rare varieties that combine the four basic tastes (sweet, salty, bitter and sour), which makes it possible to include them in almost any recipe.
Their versatility never ceases to amaze, as they can be used in appetizers, main dishes, sauces, drinks and desserts (yes, you read that right!)
Note that there are distinct formats designated for retail and wholesale purposes. Furthermore, we cover the entire spectrum, from the smallest retailer (e.g. glass jars) to the largest (e.g. large plastic jars for industrial use).
4. They create bonds
In European latin countries, eating is a way of socializing: sharing olives means sharing stories, and good stories always lead to great friendships.
We are so excited to meet you at the 2023 SIAL in Toronto from May 9-11 and share with you the “Mediterráneo” way of life through recipes and more!
5. They’re simply delicious!
For more information, including some tasty olive-inspired recipes, visit olivesfromspain.ca and come and join us on Instagram or Facebook to share our passion!