View Full Version : Are glass jarred olives raw????
02-12-2005, 09:55 PM
Ok...kinda feeling like a dork right now. I'm just hearing too many varieties of opinions and getting confused. If someone can confirm or state what the truth is Please...shed some light :confused:
I've heard with canned olives they have to heat the cans to "seal" them. Wouldn't this also be true for the glass jars of olives also??? What is the difference then?
I've been buying my olives from rawfood.com and they say they're raw. My kids like to eat the green SantaBarbara Co olives. Are those raw too or no?
Thankyou for responding!!!!! :o
02-13-2005, 12:33 PM
I think for the most part, the ones you buy at the mainstream grocery stores are not raw. I find some marked "raw" at a very large vegetarian health food store in San Francisco. You could also write the company (Santa Barbara olive Co.) and ask if the olives are ever heated over 105 degrees.
Let us know what they say, Tracy
02-13-2005, 12:42 PM
If you're buying your olives from rawfood.com they can be trusted. But olives bought in the grocery store have been cured and maybe even pasteurized, definitely not raw. I buy my olives from raw food and add sea salt water to them when they arrive. They are a great treat!
02-13-2005, 11:28 PM
I will contact SB olive co. and find out...will let ya know when I do :)!
In a Greek's island called Creta. There is a community of people that said "Our parents used to said, people need eat fat, barbarian get that from animal, we get fat from olive oil..."
I met a Californian a farmer that dedicated his life made olive oil. He was a great human being. We spoke about so many things and very especial about olive oils. I has the opportunity to visit his farm and saw how he selected the olives in the right time, his goal was to bring an olive oil alive. he love to see the glow around the olive oil jar. It is a enormous amount of work to produce raw olive oil because they are producing quality but no quantity. When he died, his wife and other wonderful women take over the olive oil production. They keep the same philosophic and add the excellence of a product make with mother devotion.
The brand of the product is Living Tree Community Olive Oil.
I love that Olive Oil.
02-15-2005, 09:54 AM
I just found a company that says their olives are not heat sealed either:
Their prices seem pretty good too.
I just bought a jar of Italian olives from Nature's First Law
last night at a lecture and it was $9 for a 9oz. jar. for comparison.
I found this site in Alissa's book (in the back under resources).
She also recommends the Living Tree Community as well.
Sometimes I don't have time to mail order and buy the olives at the olive
bar at Whole Foods or Central Market. I'm not sure if these are raw though?
I try to get the ones that have only been soaked in water and sea salt.
Not sure about the brine. If anyone knows please respond ;)
02-15-2005, 10:06 AM
liviing tree community - what a wonderful website. reasonable prices too! THANKS!!
Sharon in Colorado
02-15-2005, 10:32 AM
Since I'm not 100% pure, I'll use olives here and there. My favorites are the ones from Whole Foods. They are these little black wrinkled olives with french herbs. They're wonderful. I've tried 'raw' olives before through mail order, and they've tasted quite bitter to me. It may have been the brand, got mine from Sun Organic Farms.
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