Many people assume that green olives and black olives are different varieties of the fruit but this isn’t so. The colour of the olives that you see on your plate will be determined by their harvesting. For example, green olives have been handpicked before they become fully ripe while black olives have been picked when they turned ripe. Both types of olives are extremely bitter when first picked and must be cured before they are edible.
Black olives are generally less bitter than green olives but the final taste will be determined by the curing process. Both types of olives are equally as good for you since they are full of copper, iron, vitamin E and antioxidants. No matter what type of olive you reach for, you can enjoy the many health benefits they offer as a proven anti-inflammatory food.
The olives you ultimately choose will all depend on your taste preferences and the dish you are preparing. Black olives, for example, are perfect for pasta, grilled chicken and fish, fresh salsas and can be eaten on their own as a snack. Green olives proudly adorn the top of many pizzas, add zest to a variety of cocktails and look beautiful arranged on party platters. In many cases one type of olive can be substituted for another type depending on the dish you are cooking and the final flavour you want to achieve
If you run a cooking establishment and regularly use olives as an ingredient or as an appetizer, please contact us through our distributor today at 1-800-206-1177 to find out more about our wholesale pricing for bulk orders. At Puroliva we carry gourmet olives that are priced right for all types of dining establishments. Whether you’re looking for a crate, a skid or a truck load of these precious fruits, we can provide them at exceptional prices with delivery times you can count on.