How do they get the pimento in the olive?
Hereof, why do they put pimento in olives?
They are aged in salt water. Some are pitted (have the olive seed removed) which leaves a hole. Pimentos are a sweet pepper, offset the bitter flavor, cheap, easy to fit in the holes, and the red makes a pleasing color contrast with the green olive. However, SOME olives get stuffed with garlic, blue cheese, sardines.
Likewise, where are pimentos grown? The pimento is a variety of chili pepper (capsicum annuum). The pimento is native to South America, but is grown in many regions, including Spain, Hungary, Morocco and the Middle East.
Also Know, how is pimento made?
From Stuffing Olives to Growing Your Own Pimento peppers have a sweet flavor and a very mild heat. This nightshade—also known as a cherry pepper because of its red color and round shape—is commonly diced and stuffed into Spanish or Manzanilla olives in Mediterranean cuisine.
What do they stuff green olives with?
"Sweet" (i.e., neither sour nor savory) pimiento peppers are the familiar orange stuffing found in prepared Spanish or Greek green olives. Originally, the pimiento was hand-cut into tiny pieces, then hand-stuffed into each olive to balance out the olive's otherwise strong, salty flavor.