Early California Ripe Pitted Olives means even more of a good thing. Early California Olives are among the most versatile ingredients available and are an essential in many ethnic cooking styles including Greek, Italian, and Mexican recipes. Unlike other olive vendors who use iodized salt, the Musco Family Olive Company uses sea salt and a little extra time in our unique California curing process to remove any bitterness and give our olives their signature smooth, savory flavor. This extra attention to quality provides the right amount of texture, and produces a rich, dark-brown color. Early California Olives come ready to enjoy and add a gourmet touch to snacks, sandwiches, soups, sauces, hors d’oeuvres, and entrees. As a garnish they transform the simplest dish into something special. Not only are Early California Olives delicious, they are nutritious as well, making them a welcoming and appetizing addition to diet plates and slimming salads. Nicolo Musco brought his olive expertise from Italy to California with the ambition of making a good thing even better. Since its founding, the Musco Family Olive Co. has been providing the finest olives for three generations. Today, the company leverages its passion and expertise to pioneer ongoing innovations in production and environmental sustainability, while maintaining reliable and trusted partnerships with customers and delivering the richest-flavored, highest-quality olives.