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Should I buy green olives?

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Spiderman, May 3, 2021.

  1. Twilight Hue

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    How about green eggs and ham?
     
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    Should you buy green olives?
    Yes. Do not steal them.
     
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    Green olives are basically natural whereas black olives are not. Kalamata are black but are more like green in terms of avoiding chemicals.
     
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    Ta-da

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    $4.50 or something like that for 21oz.
    Not bad (I stopped at the co-op first and they wanted the same amount of $ for 7oz)
     
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    My food purchase for the day:

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    What makes black olives "unnatural"? I thought that they were just ripe olives.
     
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    I am curious as to how one uses that.
     
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    I almost bought honey mustard salad dressing on this trip, but it had too much sugar so I bought some sort of vinaigrette.
     
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    Hmmm, must be one of those Black oLives Matter people.
     
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    Okay, reading up on black and green olives and most sites say that the difference is when they were picked. Both may be soaked in lye. A "chemical" but not a terrible one, as long as it is rinse off. (mmm lutefisk) . Whenever someone derides "chemicals" I like to look into the claim. Go ahead, eat your black olives (they are a bit bland for me) they appear to be just as healthy as the green:

    The Difference Between Green and Black Olives
     
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    You use it like any other cooking oil, but it has a very distinct flavor, and using a blander oil would change the flavor of the dish.
     
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    I might try it some day. I have used sesame oil as an ingredient that adds flavor, not as an oil to cook something in. Perhaps mustard oil is the same? I have never heard of anyone cooking something in pure sesame oil.
     
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    @JustGeorge , in my country mustard oil is banned as a cooking oil. The FDA did so in 2016:

    Mustard oil may pose a serious risk because it contains high levels of erucic acid.

    This monounsaturated fatty acid is present in several oils. In small doses, erucic acid is safe, but higher levels may be dangerous.

    Research in animals indicates that, over long periods, erucic acid may cause a heart condition called myocardial lipidosis.

    It is unclear whether humans experience the same effect, but high levels of erucic acid could pose risks to certain groups, such as children.

    In 2016, the FDA issued a warning that mustard oil is not safe to use in cooking because of its high erucic acid content. This means that the FDA do not permit its use as a cooking oil in the United States.

    The article that I got that from listed the benefits of that oil too. But it seems that it is considered too dangerous in the USA:

    Mustard oil: Benefits and side effects


    Pity. I like mustard, wasabi, and horse radish.
     
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    Huh, seems its banned here, too. Are you also in the US?

    Its actually mustard flavored oil. Always wondered why all you could find was the flavored stuff. Now I know.
     
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    I used an abundance of sesame seed oil in my youth.

    If you really like your bathroom, go ahead.
     
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    Yes, I am in the US. Canada bans it too.
     
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    Yeah, it's just like baby oil: try finding any in this country that's made from real babies.
     
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    I don't think that I have ever used that much.

    But if you follow my link it appears that you can get actual mustard oil from Amazon. It will come with the label "Not for internal use" I will have to look into it some more to see if the benefits outweigh the risks. And since I have lived this long without it I may continue in my ignorance.
     
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