ugh pitted olives. why do people go to the trouble of putting pits in olives before selling them that you need to take out afterwards. unbelievable. another fake job created by capitalism

actually!! i have researched the matter and learned that olive pits were traditionally added to keep the fruits firm and round, which is important for conservation and transportation. fascinating

see the little pointy thing on the olive? that's where the liquid pit is injected. it's usually a thick resin that solidifies quickly inside the fruit and give it the characteristic "inflated ball" shape and nearly doubles its size. a very interesting industry

@CobaltVelvet why would they replace the pimientos and cheese that naturally occur? it's a scam.

@CobaltVelvet god I had to go check to make sure olive do have pits naturally, fuck. and I grew up in the south of france, i'm a digrace

@wxcafe @CobaltVelvet do u mean olives don't grow on the tree with the pickled pepper pieces and almonds inside :pika:

@piggo @wxcafe of course they do. you have almond olive trees and garlic olive trees but also regular olive trees for oil making. oil bottles don't grow on trees!!

@CobaltVelvet @wxcafe well, every baby knows that bottles grow on the bottle tree! That's just common sense

@piggo @wxcafe to make olive oil you need a bottle treee and regular olive trees

Have you heard Flanders & Swann's "At the Drop of Another Hat"? Great story about the olivaderos of Spain, and the "timeless struggle of Man... pitted against the olive."

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