The Olive has ancient origins, dating as far back as 5,000-3,000 B.C. Originally from Asia, it has a meaty consistency, oily pulp and is black or dark purple when fully mature. Only when the olives have matured properly, they are processed along with the walnuts, in order to create this very particular cream. The walnut is the fruit of the Juglans regia, a plant originating from Asia and the slopes of the Himalayas, that was introduced to Europe in very ancient times. It can be an excellent part of hors d’oeuvres. Superb as a spread on toasted bread and as a sauce for pasta.