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Is it true that stores sometimes dye olives and how to check it

Kateryna YagovychFood
Salad with olives. Source: flickr.com

Every person who has ever tasted olives has wondered if they are dyed.

The fact is that natural black olives are just ripe olives. Therefore, producers can simply pick the product while it is still green, and then paint part of it black.

That's why food blogger Ruslana with the nickname ruslana.gala shared how to distinguish natural black olives from dyed ones on her Instagram page. You can do this in the store.

Is it true that stores sometimes dye olives and how to check it

Pay attention to the composition

If you see that a jar of olives contains ferrous gluconate E 579 and ferrous lactate E 585, it means that the olives are dyed.

This is not harmful to the body, but the taste and texture of real black olives are different.

If you have chosen high-quality and tasty olives, you can make a delicious Greek salad with them. The idea was shared by food blogger Olha Chymych (olha.chymych) on her Instagram page.

Is it true that stores sometimes dye olives and how to check it

Ingredients:

  • pepper - 1 pc.
  • tomato - 1 pc.
  • cucumber - 1 pc.
  • sweet onion - 1/2 pc.
  • olives - 1/2 jar
  • feta cheese - 1/2 pack

Ingredients for the dressing:

  • olive oil - 2 tbsp.
  • salt - a pinch
  • Provencal herbs - 1 tsp.
  • lemon juice - 1 tsp.

Method of preparation:

Is it true that stores sometimes dye olives and how to check it

1. Cut the vegetables into large pieces.

2. Cut onion in half rings.

3. Dress. Put on a plate.

Is it true that stores sometimes dye olives and how to check it

4. Arrange the olives and diced feta on top.

5. Pour the remaining dressing and sprinkle with herbs.

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