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Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: June 06, 2012 12:56PM

Caustic soda is the opposite of Sulfuric Acid

[www.google.com]

If they don't pick the olives ripe then they make the olives ripe by placing them in NaOH (almost all commercial olives).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/06/2012 12:59PM by Panchito.

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: June 06, 2012 01:25PM

take a look at the pic at the end of this page:

[www.cureolives.com]

they use DRANO (eats through toilets)

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: phantom ()
Date: June 06, 2012 02:31PM

That's why it's worth shelling out the extra cash to get them from companies that tell you exactly how they're cured (herbs, sea salt, vinegar nothing more)...

Most commercial black olives in a can are actually picked green and dyed black. I would never eat anything less than top-quality olives... you can really taste the difference, too.

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: June 06, 2012 02:42PM

Hey Phantom, I think my message did not get through.

ALL GREEN OLIVES are first cured with Caustic Soda,
then washed,
then they add herbs, sea salt, and vinegar.

What happens is that they omit the Drano ingredient as they believe it all came out.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/06/2012 02:44PM by Panchito.

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Prana ()
Date: June 06, 2012 10:32PM

Panchito, it is possible to cure olives with just salt. Some folk have figured out how to cure olives without salt, just letting them sit in the sun. I think John Kohler has a video of how to cure fresh olives with salt.


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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: phantom ()
Date: June 07, 2012 01:54AM

[www.essentiallivingfoods.com]

No caustic soda or anything of the like, my friend. smiling smiley Which is why I wish dearly Olive Master Jose would propose to me.

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: chat ()
Date: June 07, 2012 04:13AM

We've decided to avoid black olives at all, it seems they contain acrylamide which is not very good. This new info makes me wonder maybe it's better drop them altogether, black and green..

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Utopian Life ()
Date: June 07, 2012 09:50AM

Maybe that's why I never liked canned/cooked olives.

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: June 07, 2012 10:38AM

phantom,

Watching that video was confusing at first, because I thought, "huh, so Joe Wurzelbacher is in the raw olive trade now? Well, good for him." But then I realized it was someone else smiling smiley

I have tried brining raw green olives in salt brine ansd water, and have ended up with something gross and rotten and inedible. Must try harder next time!

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: June 07, 2012 12:06PM

Information does affect the body. I ate half a huge watermelon and I had some stomach ache. But! I had in my mind all the olives I had eaten every day that I knew where chemically cooked in Drano. Apocalipsis, I had to go to the bathroom. This information has salpetered my ardor for all olives. My salads will not be the same.

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: June 07, 2012 02:23PM

Oh, Panchito, this made me laugh:

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This information has salpetered my ardor for all olives. My salads will not be the same.

Just because I failed to make edible olives from scratch, doesn't mean you will--try to find some at an Italian or South American import store fresh and make your own!

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: phantom ()
Date: June 07, 2012 02:28PM

More pure, unadulterated, raw olives for me. winking smiley

I would NEVER eat olive bar olives (or canned olives, for that matter).

For example, because some people microwave broccoli, does that mean you would stop eating broccoli all together? Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. You only eat good foods. Only eat good olives. End of story. Beginning of the rest of your life with lovely salad!

I've only eaten ELF olives for a long time. Silver Leaf kalamatas were awesome, too, but only accessible on the east coast. sad smiley

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: June 07, 2012 03:55PM

This is seriously depressing as I've been craving olives and avos for days now. None to be had in my area (none that aren't suspect or very, very costy at least). I am sad and hungry at the moment.

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: June 07, 2012 06:49PM

this page has a video and recipes to pickle olives at home without using Caustic Soda

[www.odt.co.nz]

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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: jalanutan ()
Date: June 07, 2012 10:55PM

Oh my, guess I'll be deleting olives from my salads also boo hoo. I can buy the ones that are only cured in salt, but they're really exy.

Cheers, jalan


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Re: Warning: Most all olives are pickled with Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Posted by: la_veronique ()
Date: June 11, 2012 02:20AM

how long does it take for olive trees to go from sapling to tree?


just curious
also i hear that when they drop naturally to the floor and ripen that way for the raw olives

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