Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Anti-inflammatory
Fights free radicals
Improves bone and muscle health
Improves hair, skin and nails
Increases immunity
May reduce cholesterol
May regulate heart rate
Pain reliever
Protects skin from UV rays
Reduces risk of breast cancer

Nutrition:

Serving size: 100g; Calories: 115; Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 735mg; Carbs: 6g; Fiber:3g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: .8g; Potassium: 0%DV; Vitamin A: 8%DV; Vitamin C: 1%DV; Calcium: 8%DV; Iron: 18%DV

Did You Know?

  • Olives are known to nourish the epithelium, smooth out wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin.
  • An olive tree can live for over one thousand years!
  • Olives can help reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes menopausal women experience.
  • 74% percent of this fat content is oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid. It is the main component of olive oil.
  • Black olives are a good source of iron, which is important for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells

Ways to Eat:

  • As a snack
  • In a martini
  • Baked in bread
  • In a salad

Farming Trivia:

  • In order to produce one quart (32 ounces) of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 11 pounds of olives need to be pressed 
  • Spain has approximately 5,600,000 acres of Olives
  • The Olive is a drupe; a fruit with skin, meat inside and a single stone

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.