It’s hard to believe there once was a time when olives lay hidden away in the gourmet aisle of the supermarket. These flavorful little morsels are an easy way to bring life to any recipe and are gaining in popularity thanks in part to the benefits associated with Mediterranean cuisine.
Green olives are picked before they are ripe, while black olives are allowed to ripen on the tree. The difference in color is primarily due to the olive's ripeness when picked. Whether you find a variety you like, or just enjoy them all, these healthy fruits will add to your next meal.