What are pitted olives?
A popular table snack and cooking ingredient around the world, pitted olives are marinated in salt brine. The fermentation helps tenderize the olives, which are otherwise bitter and tough when picked fresh. The salty brine also helps bring out all the complex and delicate flavors of pitted Italian olives, a tasty and healthy option for snacking or a wonderful way to enhance your favorite recipes with pungent pops of flavor. Read More
Among the many different varieties, pitted green olives are considered premium quality when it comes to taste and texture. Compared to black olives, the green varieties have a mellower bite that is buttery, tender, and nuanced. The less intense flavor comes from their earlier harvesting time, when the olives are still green and not fully ripe. Some pitted green olives have large pits, which makes them the perfect size for stuffing with feta or capers.
Another essential ingredient for your pantry, our selection of pitted olives includes the classic black variety; its mild, smooth flavor balances the acidity in tomato sauce, making it an excellent pizza topping or addition to pasta and other starchy bases.
Are pitted olives good for you?
Pitted green olives are stone fruits or drupes, which contain a high amount of Vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants that are known to protect against cancer and heart disease. Pitted olives are not only brimming with flavor but they are also high in protein and low in carbs, making them a healthy and delicious ingredient that can be added to a long list of dishes or eaten alone as convenient finger food.
What dishes are pitted Italian olives used for?
At Supermarket Italy, you'll find the finest quality Italian imports such as pitted Castelvetrano olives, which are known for their characteristically subtle and slightly nutty flavor. Their meaty texture also makes it excellent as a small bite on antipasti platters. Pitted castelvetrano olives can also be easily chopped and added to various pasta sauces for added flavor. Choose from a selection of top brands such as Cento, Roland, and Asaro.
We also feature other pitted Italian olives such as Taggiasche olives, a Ligurian style delicacy with a zesty aroma. They taste sublime when paired with different gourmet Italian cheeses, and can also be used in main dishes and appetizers for extra flavor and texture.
Where to buy pitted olives online
When you include pitted Italian olives on your shopping list, your pantry will be stocked with a quintessential cooking and snacking ingredient that can be used in many different ways. Shop our selection of pitted green olives at Supermarket Italy and enjoy the convenience and affordability of top imports delivered directly to your door. We also offer shopping incentives like free shipping on orders of $50 or more, plus the lowest wholesale prices on an extensive range of products.