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    • elsien
    • By elsien 8th Nov 19, 5:12 PM
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    Olive conundrum
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    • 8th Nov 19, 5:12 PM
    Olive conundrum 8th Nov 19 at 5:12 PM
    Bought a yellow sticker large tub of olives from Mr T deli counter. £4.50 down to about 20p, as they were on their use by date so I couldn't really refuse.
    However there are only so many olives I can eat in one go, and wondered how long they will keep for before they start to go mouldy/poison me etc.
    Any other way of storing to use in future - I'm guessing freezing would do odd things to the texture.
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 8th Nov 19, 5:36 PM
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    Iím note sure it would work but how about covering in brine?
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 8th Nov 19, 5:38 PM
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    • 8th Nov 19, 5:38 PM
    However there are only so many olives I can eat in one go, and wondered how long they will keep for before they start to go mouldy/poison me etc.
    Any other way of storing to use in future - I'm guessing freezing would do odd things to the texture.
    Originally posted by elsien
    They won't keep very long once opened. Freezing might alter the texture but you could still use them to make olive paste (tapenade), or for pizza toppings etc.
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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 8th Nov 19, 7:06 PM
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    • 8th Nov 19, 7:06 PM
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    • 8th Nov 19, 7:06 PM
    I don't know how well they'd freeze on their own but I frequently freeze leftover pasta sauce with olives in and they're always fine when it's reheated.
    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 8th Nov 19, 7:13 PM
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    • 8th Nov 19, 7:13 PM
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    • 8th Nov 19, 7:13 PM
    I was interested by this, so had a poke around on the internet and found this:

    https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8267.pdf

    Page 17 onwards, seems some varieties once cured will freeze
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