Nocellara del Belice is an olive cultivar primarily grown in Sicily. Also known as Castelvetrano olives in the United States and elsewhere, 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 Nocellara del Belice has protected designation of originDOC status in the European Union. Outside Italy, Nocellara del Belice olives are grown in India, Pakistan, and South Africa.
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