Reduced hydroxytyrosol in 'ripe' olives
Olives have hydroxytyrosol, a powerful anti-oxidant phytochemical.
Most 'ripe' black olives are not really riper, they are chemically treated variations. During ripe-olive processing, hydroxytyrosol decreases directly with skin browning.
Conclusion: green and purple (untreated) olives are superior.
Last edited by forklift; 02-26-2008 at 04:05 AM.
Interesting...I'll have to look into this....i love my olives, but rarely eat the canned rubbery black kind anyway so im not worried