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FAQ

We have the answers to everything you may want to know about our Olives, Pickles and Gourmet Products.

We recommend reading carefully, in case of any doubts, please contact us. We are at your service.

How long can Olives last?

Canned and pasteurized olives can last up to 3 years.

Unpasteurized olives up to 9 months.

Olives in bulk (as is the case) are preferable to be consumed over a month.

Do your products present any seal of quality or technical inspection?

At Aceitunas El Cortijo, we want to guarantee and prioritize the safety of our customers above all. This is why our products are analyzed by a laboratory, so we have a technical sheet about the content of allergens of each product related to the application of the Regulation (UE) n° 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the food information provided to the consumer.

Are the olives salty?

All our products are tanned in water and salt except for the olives cured in soda. However, the flavour of the olives is mild so they should not be salty.

Are the olives homemade?

All our gourmet products, as well as the olives with the category of “Split Olives”, are seasoned by the company itself and in an artisanal way.

Do you have olives cured in soda?

Indeed, the Mountain Olive, Chupadedos Olive (Yeyé) and Black Pearl Olive are cured in caustic soda. Due to their citation in soda, these three varieties of olives are the least salty ones, being an excellent choice for those hypertense people who still wish to enjoy the consumption of olives.

How to preserve the olives and avoid them turning bland?

The olives must be kept in a cold and dry place and its container must remain hermetically closed. We must also mention that you should not mix old olives with new ones since the old olives can oxide the new ones. Finally, the olives being kept in the jar must be covered by the preservative liquid in the container. If this were not the case, you can add salt and water until they are completely covered.

How fattening are olives?

The fact that olives are fattening is a myth since generally, olives provide over 150 calories for each 100gr, of which 82% of these fats helps us increase the levels o good cholesterol in our blood.

What are the benefits of a regular intake of olives and pickles?

The olives and pickles present a great number of benefits for our organism. Among all the possible benefits that the consumption of olives and pickles can bring, we highlight the following:

  • Great source of iron and sodium, being an ally to those who suffer from anaemia.
  • Reduce bad cholesterol and strengthen the immune system. The Monosaturated fatty acids, reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) increasing the “good” one and reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
  • Source of vitamins A, B, C and E and contains fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6.
  • Its high fibre content helps regulate our digestive system.
  • Satiating food that helps to maintain our weight for its low caloric intake and its high fibre content.

A study carried out by the University of Massachusetts shows how the daily consumption of olives increases memory by 25%.

How much is the shipping?

The shipments will be free throughout Spain on orders over 40€. On the contrary, if the order placed does not exceed the said amount, the shipping cost may vary, taking into account multiple factors such as the weight of the merchandise or the area of Spain in which you wish to receive the order. You will be able to now the price of the shipment once you have filled out your data and in the check out section, before proceeding to pay for your product.

How long does the order take?

Orders will generally reach their destination within 48-72 hours. If the order you placed takes longer to arrive, don’t hesitate to contact us via email contacto@aceitunaselcortijo.com  or via WhatsApp +34 690 20 24 42.

Do you ship to all of Spain?

Aceitunas El Cortijo commits to sending your products anywhere in the Peninsula (however remote it is) including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Besides,  the batch of products you acquire will be sent in cold controlled refrigerated trucks to ensure your product arrives in perfect conditions.

What are the Payment Methods?

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Bizum
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer

 

In which containers are olives and pickles shipped?

Shipping type: cardboard and polystyrene boxes (the latter is used for costumers who order more than 3 jars). Benefits of using this material for parcels: the product is safer, maintains and optimal and colder environment…

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