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Green Olives Kalamata Olives - Brands Without Avoids
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This is not a recipe - simply to share the only two safe brands (without 'avoid' ingredients) I've found.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • California Green Medium Pitted Ripe Olives (6 oz) - Brand: Santa Barbara Olive Co. Ingredients: Pitted Ripe Olives, Water, Salt. Note: their other varieties of green olives all have 'avoid' ingredients. I found these at the health food store. Most other brands of green olives I've looked at have 'avoid' ingredients
  • Kalamata olives - Brand: Martinis Pitted Selected Natural Kalamata Olives. 6 1/2 oz. I found these reasonably priced at Trader Joe's. Ingredients: Olives, Water, Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Most other brands I've found have 'avoid' ingredients.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive (Green)1 ,2 ,3 N A N N A A N A
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This is a low lectin recipe.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 29, 2007 at 10:16 AM By: Father Tiresias