View Full Version : olives and salt
02-01-2007, 11:47 AM
I love olives. At this time I need a lot of fat, so I eat a lot of olives. But most of the olives are packed in salt water, and at this time of year I don't need a lot of salt. Are there unsalted olives, or do I just save the salt water for summer?
02-01-2007, 12:29 PM
There are gorgeous Peruvian black olives that are sundried and not packed in liquid. They taste very different though so you might not like them. They're bitter, I don't usually like bitter, but I love these. I buy them from Shazzie's shop in the UK but you must be able to buy them in America.
02-01-2007, 12:35 PM
Hey, can someone clarify if the olives at the supermarket are raw or not? Just normal olives packed in glass. I've been steering clear of them unsure if they're appropriate or not.
02-01-2007, 12:40 PM
Great question Pierre, well, you CAN simply soak the salty olives in water for a while, I usually soak a hand ful or so over night, and it will leach out alot of the salt for you, why not try this with a few, and see how you like them?
I know the longer I leave them in water, the less salty they get, I used to be able to eat a jar a week, LOL or a whole can a day, YIKES!!! in nothing flat, not too salty for me
NOW, I can eat maybe two? and that is AFTER soaking them, and those are the raw ones. LOL
anyway, this might work for you
and NO the ones in the supermarket in the jars are NOT raw,
however, you MAY be able to obtain raw ones from your deli department, just ask them,
I order mine from our local deli, they come in huge black plastic (ugh) jar type contraptions, with a double weird kind of lid, it's about 1 to 2 gallon size, and I don't even refrigerate them, as they don't in the store in the deli department, Just keep the little olives under the brine or oil and they'll be fine.
I usualy use them in tampanades and in salalds, and nut pates, and nut loafs, burgers, and just to snack on, I love them, but I do need to soak them,
I find that I really crave them when I (like Pierre) need a bit of fat or maybe some salt in my food, as I really dont' salt anything, I add olives instead. LOL
02-01-2007, 04:50 PM
Nature's First Law and Natural Zing sell unsalted, raw olives.
02-01-2007, 05:54 PM
The salt in the olives I don't mind. But what do I do with the salt water left in the jar? I just finished a jar and poured it into another previously finished jar.
02-01-2007, 06:09 PM
kinda random but i've really been working on getting food combining right which makes me feel a lot better and i was wondering how raw olives combine?
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