Best Zeytoon Parvardeh Recipe”Persian Marinated Olives”

Whenever I return from a trip to Rodbar, zeytoon parvardeh is the first thing I buy. The best souvenirs that can be bought from the north, after Fuman cookies, are olives grown here.

I usually buy ready-made olives, but I have provided you with an excellent recipe you can easily prepare at home.

For this reason, I would like to say that you should buy it from outside. All the ingredients of this product are fresh in the north, such as pomegranate paste, which makes it tastier.

With the following recipe, you can make one of the best Iranian desserts at home and enjoy it.

Table of the nutritional value of zeytoon parvardeh

the nutritional value of zeytoon parvardeh

Ingredients  Amount Vitamin  Amount
Protein   1.03 grams Vitamin B1 0.00 mg
Fat    15.32 g Vitamin B4 3.00 mg
Carbohydrate    3.84 g Vitamin B2 0.00 mg
Water    37.00 g Vitamin B3 0.03 mg
Sugar  0.54 grams vitamin B6 0.05 mg
Calcium  52.00 mg Vitamin C 0.00 mg
Sodium    1556.00 mg Vitamin K 2.40 micrograms
Iron   0.49 mg Vitamin A 20.00 mcg
Phosphorus  6.00 mg Vitamin E 3.37 mg

Ingredients for zeytoon parvardeh

ingredient for zeytoo parvardeh

Pitted olives                      1.1 pound
Walnut kernels               10.5 ounces
Olive oil                            2 tbsp
Pomegranate concentrate          2 cups
Thyme powder                1 tbsp
Pomegranate seeds         2 tbsp
Pomegranate juice          1/3 cup
Dry mint powder             1 tbsp

How to make Zeytoon Parvardeh?

zeytoon parvardeh, or Persian Marinated Olives, is a Persian dessert. This dessert combines olives, pomegranate paste, walnuts, and aromatic Iranian vegetables. Persian marinated olives and salad shirazi are suitable desserts to serve with Persian foods.

Zeytoon Parvardeh, also, is a popular dessert in Iranian cuisine. Persian marinated olives are often served at gatherings and special occasions, such as weddings and holidays.

1. To prepare delicious zeytoon parvardeh, first taste the pitted olives. If they are salty or sour, put them in a bowl and pour water up to the surface of the olives and let them stay in the water for 1 hour until they are soaked and the saltiness or sourness will disappear.

instruction for zeytoon-parvardeh

2. Then we drain and let the extra water come out. Grind the walnuts twice and pour them into a bowl. Add olives to it and add pomegranate concentrate and pomegranate juice to the ingredients in the bowl.

add walnuts to olive

3. Now, we smoothly mix the ingredients with a spoon and add dry mint powder, thyme powder, pomegranate seeds, and olive oil to the ingredients and stir all the ingredients smoothly with a spoon until the olives are flavoured with dried vegetables.

marrinate olive with walnuts

4. Then we pour the ingredients into the container we want, close the lid tightly and put it in the refrigerator for 1 day so that the taste of all the ingredients is mixed together, and then you can eat and enjoy.

This dessert is served with koobideh, abgoosht boz bash, chicken koobideh, kale pache.

adding thyme powder

History of olive?

history of olive

It is impossible to estimate when the olive left the wild state accurately, came under farmers’ control, and was used as a garden fruit.

The many references in the Bible about this plant and its production and its implied abundance in the land of Canaan and a region in Syria, where olives have always been important for the economy of its inhabitants, lead to the conclusion that Syria was the birthplace of olives. 

Probably at first, a modified species fell into the hands of some small sect of Semites, and gradually, it spread among the surrounding tribes and, with the least effort, was bred to a great extent. In the dry climate of the east.

This oily substance was considered vital for health, and the fruit of this tree was a symbol of peace and goodwill among barbarian warriors in those early times.

 In a later era, and simultaneously with the development of maritime organizations, this oil was transferred as a commercial item to the countries of Asia Minor and maritime regions, and undoubtedly, the olive plant also spread after that.

Benefits for zeytoon parvardeh

Benefits for zeytoon-parvardeh

  • The properties of cultivated olives for men:

zeytoon parvardeh ingredients such as walnuts and olives contain various salts and antioxidants that strengthen men’s sexual power. The result of this issue will be to increase the quality of sex in men and provide energy to the body.

It also has a lot of vitamins, and usually, men absorb a small amount of vitamins during the day; consuming cultivated olives with food will cause you to get a lot of vitamins, which you can read in the table of vitamins in the first article.

Reducing blood sugar with zeytoon parvardeh:

Zeytoon parvardeh with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate concentrate paste stimulates the insulin glands and lowers blood sugar. Patients with high blood sugar are advised to include olives and their products in their meals in moderation.

The benefits of cultivated olives for the digestive system:

Many digestive problems, such as constipation, occur due to the lack of proper functioning of the digestive system.
Because Peyton parvardeh’s ingredients also contain fibre, consuming this food facilitates bowel movements and prevents digestive problems. So, cultivated olives can be used to improve the function of the digestive system.

Are Persian marinated olives slimming?

Marinated olives are delicious seasonings that can reduce appetite and make a person feel full. Serotonin is the hormone that creates this feeling of satiety. As a result, the person gains less weight.
Of course, you must observe the balance in its consumption.
Due to the high-calorie content of this fruit, you should not consume it every day and use it in moderation with your meals, usually 5 or 6 at lunch.
On average, every 100 grams of zeytoon parvardeh contains 450 calories.

10 Notes for Making Delicious Zeytoon Parvardeh:

notes zeytoon parvardeh

1. The main vegetable for making zeytoon parvardeh in the north is chochag. Still, since this vegetable is only found in the north, you can use a combination of mint and coriander instead.

2. If the olives were bitter, what should we do to make zeytoon parvardeh?

If your olives are bitter, boil them several times and drain the water to remove the bitterness.

3. What will be the effect of using too much or too little pomegranate and walnuts in Iranian marinated olives?

If you use more walnuts in Persian marinated olives, the color of it will be lighter, and if you use more pomegranates, its color will be darker.

4. Better taste of zeytoon parvardeh with small or large olives?

The olives you use should be green, pitted, and small. The smaller the olives are, the tastier they are, and the better the flavour of this dessert will you have. Therefore, never use pitted and large olives to prepare this appetizer.

5. How do we know if the olives are fresh?

The olives used must be fresh. To test their freshness, it is necessary to taste one of them. The olive under the teeth should be neither too hard nor too loose.

6. What should we do to prevent olives from becoming bitter quickly?

The walnuts you use should be of good quality and fresh because adding old walnuts to this dessert will quickly make this appetizer taste bitter.

7. Preventing a mold of olives:

Do not wash the olives with water before adding them to your mixture, as this will cause zeytoon parvardeh to mold.

8. Pomegranate concentrate is suitable for preparing olives:

The pomegranate concentrate used to prepare olives should be sour and sweet. Never use completely sweet or very sour pomegranate concentrate to flavour this appetizer.

9. Do not add this vegetable to zeytoon parvardeh:

Never use fresh onions or cheese when preparing this appetizer. Some people also add aromatic herbs to flavour this appetizer, which is not good, except for the local aromatic herbs that grow in the north of the country.

10. To lighten the olive colour, increase the number of walnuts a bit. To get a darker olive colour, increase the amount of pomegranate concentrate and pomegranate seeds.

Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree.

About 14% of the oil is saturated fat, whereas 11% is polyunsaturated, such as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids .

But the predominant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, making up 73% of the total oil content.

Studies suggest that oleic acid reduces inflammation and may even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.


1. Can I use black olives instead of green olives for Zeytoon Parvardeh?

Yes, you can use black olives if you prefer. But to retain the original taste, it is better to use green olives.

2. How long can I store Zeytoon Parvardeh in the refrigerator?

Zeytoon Parvardeh will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Make sure to store it in an airtight container.

3. Is Zeytoon Parvardeh vegan?

Yes, Zeytoon Parvardeh is vegan as long as you use vegan-friendly ingredients.

4. Where did Zeytoon Parvardeh come from?

Zeytoon parvardeh is produced in the north of Iran, and the cities of Rudbar and Gilan are also the main places for producing Persian marinated olives.

Did you like Persian marinated olives?

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  • If you are looking for vegetarian food, I suggest this Persian dessert.
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