Table olive processing methods

Here is a summary of methods for processing table olives: METHOD PROCESSING METHODS VARIETIES Treated Green Olives in Brine Olives are treated in alkaline lye and then packed into brine where they undergo a complete (Sevillian or Spanish-style) – or partial lactic fermentation.  In the latter, they may be subsequently preserved at a specified pH…

What is Slitting, Scratching or Cracking Table Olives?

If you are looking to produce Table Olives you may want to practice the art of Slitting, Scratching or Cracking Olives! Under natural fermentation, olives are subjected to brine solution.  Some varieties of olives can take longer to endure the process of de-bittering and can be well in excess of 12 months.  Talk about a…

Pickling Olive Recipes

Often we are asked ‘what is the best recipe for pickling or curing your own table olives’ emphasising they couldn’t be bothered changing the brine on a daily basis for a month!  Fair enough because that’s a lot of work.  However, you might like to know there are different styles or preparations of Table Olives….

Australian Harvest, Olive & Oil Production, Import, Export Figures

If you are looking to start a grove, purchase an existing grove or you are wanting to assess olive industry statistics and figures, you might find this information helpful.   Introduction The renaissance of the Australian olive industry is entering its second decade. During the last 10 years, the Australian industry has grown solidly from…