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Olive - Sicilian (pitted)

Description

Sicilian olives are large, bright green, and very meaty. They are mild in flavor with a slight saline and sweet after taste.

Applications/Techniques

Sicilian olives are great for stuffing and pair well with sheep and goat’s milk cheeses.

History

The color of an olive is an indication of its ripeness. Green olives ripen and become black olives. Or rather, they transform from green to light brown, to a vibrant red and purple, to the deepest, darkest black. In general, the darker the olive, the riper it was when it was plucked from the tree. Green olives are usually picked at the start of the harvest season, in September and October in the northern hemisphere. They have a firm texture and lovely, nutty flavor.

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