Did you know that most olives are picked long before they are truly ripe and can even be softened with chemicals such as lye? Some olives are artificially darkened with an iron compound called ferrous gluconate, and all canned olives are pasteurized (cooked). Our olives are picked when ripe and only cured using traditional and natural methods, such as sea salt brining and oil curing.
We are proud to introduce PITTED Kalamata-style olives! These delicious brownish/red, kalamata-style olives are packed in pure water, fresh garlic, fresh oregano, one ripe cayenne pepper, and a dash of celtic sea salt. Olives are naturally hight in beautifying oleic acid, and are also one of nature's richest sources of the antioxidant Vitamin E. Olives are champion mucus dissolvers, easily beating out figs and oranges. This makes them not only a delicious snack, but also an excellent food for internal cleansing. Olives are a staple among the staff at Sunfood! Enjoy some of the Best Olives Ever!
Note: These olives are pitted.
Olives are technically a fruit! In fact, they are one of the most mineral rich fruits on Earth. Olives are especially high in calcium and magnesium which help to build strong bones. They also contain vitamins A and E and the beautifying, heart healthy oleic acid. Olives also contain protein and compounds called polyphenols which display anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Plus, olives are known as the most powerful mucus dissolver of any fruit. Too much mucus in your system can cause that cold/flu-like feeling of being clogged and stuffy with puffy eyes and dulled senses. Regular consumption of olives can help to clear out excess mucus and lift the fog.
Some people worry about the fat content of olives, but they contain monounsaturated fats which are much healthier than the trans fats or saturated fats found in other foods. Our bodies need fats to strengthen cell membranes, beautify the skin and lubricate our joints and intestines. Olives are a delicious source of healthy and alkaline plant-based fats.
No salad is complete without olives. Pit them, chop them up and sprinkle them on your greens. At Sunfood we like to use olives as the "meat" of many dishes. For example we like to use them as the "meatballs" in raw pasta dishes. The texture of olives is very satisfying and is great for helping those new to raw foods get that "full" feeling. In fact, olives contain a protein-to-fat ratio that is similar to red meat, but none of the cholesterol.
These olives combine well with any raw nut for a delicious party mix. After eating the olives, the lightly salted brine may be used as part of a delicious salad dressing.
For a real raw olive treat, use the brine from a jar of Kalamata Olives to any of our recipes for nut pates or spreads in place of water. Add Botija Olive Oil or Sacha Inchi Oil to this combination for a delectable, savory spread with a hint of garlic and a touch of heat from the cayenne.
Note: These delicious olives contain NO pits.
|Ingredients||Raw, sustainably grown ripe Kalamata Olives (pitted), garlic, oregano, cayenne pepper, and sea salt|
|Storage||Store in refrigerator after opening.|
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