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  • #16
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    since olives grow near sea water, it is possible the brining came about because some grok found fallen olives in salt water and ate them and found them good. in fact, it is pretty plausible. just like it was a while before grok cooked food, pastoral food production (which olives are a borderline case of, rather than agricultural) was one of those grey areas where grok transitioned to herding and tending fruit and gardens and then on to the partial horrors of agriculture...


    pastoral food seems reasonably primal, which olives are.

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    • #17
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      I'm with FNW on the logic of eating real food, not necessarily exactly what Grok would have consumed.


      (For me, the rationale behind this lifestyle is based on science, not evolution...which is, like creation, a THEORY, peeps -- let's see you reproduce it.)


      Besides, no individual Grok would have eaten the entire spectrum of foods we consider paleo/primal. Arctic Grok never saw a papaya, and Equator Grok never chewed on a seal. Does that mean we, their descendants, can't digest both foods now that transportation technology makes them available to us? Obviously not.


      Please pass the olives.

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      • #18
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        That's a stretch, fbw. A long one.


        Not that an olive tree may not have grown next to the Adriatic or something, but even if it did, sea water is no where near strong enough to brine. And then, what would prevent said olives from just washing away? And then Grok would have to make the connection with salt (whazzthat?) to preservation.


        I don't recall any mention of olive preservation in the bible. Probably because they didn't have salt. They sure did use the oil, though. I've seen an olive press ground into rock several thousand years old.


        Not likely.

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        • #19
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          @OTB -- Eh? Salt is mentioned in the Old Testament, including in some early books (like Leviticus), as a seasoning, disinfectant, and offering.


          ...and you could always take a bite of Lot's wife...

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