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🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：Trepunti Sicily / Sicily In Italy
🔖 Certification： Italian and EU Organic Certification (BIO)
🌱 Producer Introduction：
The Trepunti farm is surrounded by mountains and the sea, and the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, can already be seen on the farm. Therefore, the soil on the farm contains a lot of minerals that help crops grow, which is very suitable for fruit growth.
The farmer, Jennifer, is a girl from Hong Kong who is married to a Sicilian farmer. She pays great attention to the food safety and quality of fruits and vegetables. In order to pursue higher quality fruits and vegetables, she began to learn how to cultivate organic fruits and vegetables. Jennifer and his wife, who like Hong Kong very much, opened an online store in Hong Kong in 2019 in order to allow the public in Hong Kong to enjoy the high-quality fruits and vegetables of Sicily, and bring high-quality Sicilian fruits and vegetables to Hong Kong citizens.
🌱 Supplier Products：
🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Olea europaea
Other Names：Green Olives
Product Description：It is mainly served as an appetizer with bread, cheese or salami and accompanied by some red wine. Equally good as a snack.
Olives are green when they are not fully ripe. When pickled green olives take on a full-bodied flavor, a satisfying crunch. Green olives in brine in particular are characterized by a complex, sometimes soda-like saltiness.
Its branches were used in biblical stories as a sign of the recovery of the earth, and later Western countries used it as a symbol of peace. This species is native to the coastal areas of the Eastern Mediterranean Basin (adjacent Southeastern Europe, West Asia, and North African coastal areas), and northern Iran on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, also called the olive, is a major crop in the Mediterranean region, used to produce olive oil.
Applied to green, semiripe and ripe olives, they are almost identical to the Greek or Spanish type fermentation process, but the lye treatment process is skipped and the olives are placed directly in fermentation vessels full of brine (8–12% NaCl). The brine is changed on a regular basis to help remove the phenolic compounds. As the caustic treatment is avoided, lactic acid bacteria are only present in similar numbers to yeast and appear to be outdone by the abundant yeasts found on untreated olives. As very little acid is produced by the yeast fermentation, lactic, acetic, or citric acid is often added to the fermentation stage to stabilize the process.
Table olives are classified by the International Olive Council (IOC) into three groups according to the degree of ripeness achieved before harvesting:
1. Green olives are picked when they have obtained full size, while unripe; they are usually shades of green to yellow and contain the bitter phytochemical oleuropein.
2. Semi-ripe or turning-colour olives are picked at the beginning of the ripening cycle, when the colour has begun to change from green to multicolour shades of red to brown. Only the skin is coloured, as the flesh of the fruit lacks pigmentation at this stage, unlike that of ripe olives.
3. Black olives or ripe olives are picked at full maturity when fully ripe, displaying colours of purple, brown or black. To leach the oleuropein from olives, commercial producers use lye, which neutralizes the bitterness of oleuropein, producing a mild flavour and soft texture characteristic of California black olives sold in cans. Such olives are typically preserved in brine and sterilized under high heat during the canning process.
Supply Season：available all year round
Storage Method：2-3 weeks (refrigerated)
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Humans have eaten olives for 6,000 to 8,000 years. They have been used not only for oil extraction, but also for food, medicine, and skin care for hundreds of years. In addition to being rich in monounsaturated fats, olives are also rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. This includes terpenes, like oleuropein; flavonoids, like apigenin, luteolin, anthocyanidin, flavonol, and parabens Formic acid (hydroxybenzoic acid), like gallic acid (gallic acid). Overall, the consumption of olives is helpful for about 200 diseases and has many health benefits.
The polyphenols contained in olives support the health of the heart system in several ways.
Olive bitter sweet has significant anti-cancer effect. This component inhibits cancer cell proliferation and induces apoptosis (a form of cell death in which cells "self-destruct") by altering important epigenetic factors in breast cancer cells. Research in recent years is investigating how to use olive bittersweet as medicine to prevent and treat breast cancer.
The fruit can be eaten raw or salted or candied. Also known as "white olive", "remonstrance fruit", "green fruit", "green olive".
Cooking Skills：Chiefly used as an appetizer sided with bread, cheese and accompanied with some white wine. Equally good as a snack.
Notes：Do not eat raw olives!
Freshly harvested olives, whether ripe or not, are not edible because they contain a phenolic compound that must first be fermented, or soaked in an alkaline liquid to remove the bitterness.
fermented and pickled
Olives, raw or fresh, are naturally bitter; in order for them to be palatable, the olives must be cured and fermented, which removes oleuropein, a bitter phenolic compound that makes up 30% of the dry matter in young olives 14%. In addition to oleuropein, other phenolic compounds can make fresh-picked olives unpalatable and must also be removed or reduced through curing and fermentation. Generally, phenolics peak in young fruit and are transformed as the fruit matures. Once ripening occurs, the content of phenolics drops dramatically and they are converted into other organic products, which makes it ready for immediate consumption.
The curing process may require lye, or brine packs. With the exception of California-style and salt-cured olives, all curing methods involve a major fermentation involving bacteria and yeast. Traditional use of natural microbiota on fruit to induce fermentation, leaching and breakdown of oleuropein and other unpalatable phenolic compounds, and production of beneficial metabolites such as organic acids, probiotics, glycerol and esters from bacteria and yeast , resulting in the organoleptic properties of the final edible olive. Mixed bacterial/yeast olive fermentation imparts probiotic properties.
Dish：Green olives are suitable for direct consumption, as a garnish, appetizer or snack. The garnish is usually decorated with whole green olives, which can also be used to balance the flavor of the whole dish. If the seasoning is sweet or salty, green olives can be used to highlight the bitterness. Green olives are also often found in concoctions, such as martinis.
In particular, there are Sicily Island from afar. Some fruits and fruits of Jennifer are acquired directly small farmers. Locals like to be harvested by mature fruits. Organic fruits do not apply pesticides. We will not return and exchange for personal subjective factors (aroma, size, sweetness, etc.). However, if the fruit has a large range of damage/damage, we are willing to make a return/replacement arrangement on the degree of damage to the fruit. Please contact the shop whatsApp/telephone within 24 hours, and send us photos with problem fruit.
Fate of the founder Jennifer and Hong Kong farewell for food; the fate with Sicily was sprouted by food.
In order to find her own life to Italy, she met Sicily's farmer Guido (now became her husband). He and his father had a large and small organic orchard in Sicily, planting dozens of fruits in the garden. Through farming, they establish a complementary community with like -like people. However, it is not easy to live in Sicily for farming. The problems that the orchard needs to face is endless. It is necessary to prevent the thief in the town and handle bureaucratic miscellaneous taxes, but also in the face of the unremarkable season of the weather, and even the problem of agricultural blacks.
Sicily and other parts of Italy are facing the control of the Agricultural Matrix. They use consumers to be opaque to product supply chain, pirated fraud, cutting corners, and exploitation of workers, etc., which has a great impact on local farmers. To ensure that farmers cannot rely on the government alone, they must establish a community between farmers, establish relations with local and foreign customers, shorten the supply chain distance, increase transparency, allow consumers to understand product sources and production processes, or visit the farm. Understand the cultivation of farmers.
Therefore, they are very attentive to bring Sicily's own agricultural products to Hong Kong. I hope that while sharing the agricultural agriculture in Sicily with everyone, everyone can connect everyone with food.
Suggested Eating Method：
It is mainly used as an appetizer, paired with bread, cheese or Italian sausage, and some red wine. It is equally good as a snack.
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🔅Precautions (English Version)：
Especially since the fruits came from afar from Sicily, some of Jennifer's fruits are directly purchased from small farmers.
The locals like to harvest the fruits when they are ripe. No pesticides are applied to the organic fruits, and it is normal to have defects on the surface. We do not return or exchange products based on individual subjective factors (aroma, size, sweetness, etc.).
However, if the fruit is damaged/damaged on a large scale, we are happy to make return/exchange arrangements based on the degree of damage to the fruit. Please contact our store via Whatsapp/phone within 24 hours and send us the photo of the fruit in question.