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