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OLIVES : WHY YOU CAN’T EAT THEM RAW

Table olives can not be eaten directly from the tree because they contain a very bitter phenolic compound called oleuropein. To eliminate it (sweetening process), they are usually submerged in a diluted solution of soda (sodium hydroxide), which also form organic acids that favor the subsequent fermentation and increase the permeability of the fruit.

Fermented olives are properly preserved for a long time. In Spain and Europe the most important are the varieties Manzanilla, Gordal and Hojiblanca.

SOURCE: http://www.muyinteresante.es/curiosidades/preguntas-respuestas/por-que-no-se-comen-las-aceitunas-crudas-251378899535

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