What's the purpose of unpitted olives?

  1. Joel Diffendarfer profile image95
    Joel Diffendarferposted 17 months ago

    What's the purpose of unpitted olives?

    Now I understand why they were on sale--you can't eat them.  I darn near broke a tooth.  What am I missing?


  2. Spanish Food profile image92
    Spanish Foodposted 12 months ago

    Well, you're supposed to pit them yourself! It is time consuming and may seem fussy, but the fact is that once you pit olives and put them back in brine, it can then get inside the olives, increasing the amount of salt absorption and potentially causing them to get mushy.

    Most of the time, I still buy them pitted, because I'm using them in recipes and don't have the time or patience to do it by hand. But there is in fact some logic behind olives with pits.