Not my favourite though, black olive finds a place on my plate only while ordering salads or a multigrain bread halloomi sandwich. Black olives are olives that have been allowed to fully ripen on the tree before harvesting. There are many different varieties based in part on geographic origin and tree species, but also influenced through storage and curing techniques. Nearly any ripe olive is considered “black,” even if its true color is more reddish or purple.
I wasn’t sure about the health benefits of this small black fruit until I read some of its good cures to diseases on this page
I might soon dice up more of olives in my salads 🙂