Tips and Tricks

Olive Storage

Olives should be relatively firm, and never mushy or visibly bruised. If you’re shopping for olives at a store’s “olive bar,” look for olives dressed in brine, which helps them retain their moisture and flavour. They should also be turned over frequently for freshness. Alternatively purchase olives in a jar.

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Olive Curing

Olives need to undergo a curing process before they’re ready to eat, due to the bitterness of oleuropein. If you’ve accidentally bitten into a raw olive, you are familiar with the bitterness that follows.

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Olive Colours

The colour of an olive indicates its ripeness. The darker the olive, the riper it was when it was plucked from the tree. Olives transform from green to light pink to red and finally black.

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Harvesting Methods

For the olive industry, the harvest is about to begin and one cannot help to wonder what flavours the 2018 fruit will have locked in them. Will it be another bitter season or will mother nature be kind enough to grant a slow even harvest?

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15 Olive Fun Facts

Check out these fun facts all olive lovers should know:

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Ask The Expert: Mom

We all know mom is the expert around the house & that we can always trust her opinion!

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Top 10 Reasons Why EVOO is Best

In celebration of the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards, we decided to focus on 10 reasons why EVOO is the best oil out there, helping you make an informed decision when taking a trip to the grocery store. 

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Top 10 Health Benefits

In celebration of the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards, we decided to highlight 10 of the most important health benefits related to Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy Local

In celebration of the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards, we decided to give you 10 reasons why you should buy local, helping you make an informed decision when taking a trip to the grocery store. 

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Top 10 Myths

In celebration of the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards, we decided to expose 10 of the most common myths, helping you make an informed decision when taking a trip to the grocery store. 

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