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“Tapenade, a concentrate of Mediterranean flavors”

Tapenade is a typical condiment of Mediterranean cuisine, originating from Provence in France but also present in Greece and Crete. It is very popular for its intense flavor and creamy texture. Let’s find out together how to choose a good tapenade, what its nutritional contributions are and how to consume it.

How to choose a good tapenade?

Tapenade is traditionally prepared from black olives, anchovies, garlic, capers and olive oil. To choose a good tapenade, it is important to check the quality of the ingredients used. Choose artisanal tapenades, made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. You can also opt for organic or AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) tapenades, which guarantee the origin and quality of the ingredients used.

How are the contributions of the tapenade?

Tapenade is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins. It is also an important source of fiber and minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium. However, because tapenade contains salted olives and anchovies, it can be relatively high in sodium. It is therefore recommended to consume it in moderation.

How to consume tapenade?

Tapenade goes perfectly with many Mediterranean dishes. It can be used as a dip for raw vegetables or grilled toast, or as a topping for pasta, pizza or sandwiches. It can also be mixed with mayonnaise or crème fraîche to create sauces for meats, fish such as anchovies or grilled vegetables.

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