Olives are a complete food and a necessary supplement for every table. Olive, source of health, longevity.
The ancient olive tree known since ancient times (2,000 BC) is one of the most precious gifts that nature naturally offered on Greek soil.
This sacred tree, which according to Greek mythology symbolizes Peace, Wisdom and Euphoria, is an inalienably important nutritional source for the human organism.
The ancient Greek nutritionists were interested in the cultivation of the olive tree, but also in its propagation, transplanting it into the colonies it founded.
Modern Greeks, faithful to tradition, and oriented to the light, fresh diet, love the olive, either your appetizer or as a complement, is their basic daily food.
The great biological value of Greek olive oil, combined with its light aromatic flavor, have established it all over the world. It is a unique, pure, natural product, adapted to modern dietary requirements, since it is low in calories (100 calories in 10 olives). But it excels as a food, mainly because it has a high content of vitamins A, B, and E, as well as Fe (iron) and C (potassium).
Scientific studies have shown that in Greece, in comparison with other countries, the highest percentage of table olive is consumed and the lowest rates of heart disease are present.
Olive is a complete and healthy food with a delicious flavor and is the essential supplement for every table, offering rich health and longevity.
|ΜΑΥΡΕΣ ΕΛΙΕΣ||ΠΡΑΣΙΝΕΣ ΕΛΙΕΣ|
|ΘΕΡΜΙΔΕΣ / gr||3,2||1,4|
|ΒΙΤΑΜΙΝΗ A mg%||432ì %||420ì %|
|ΒΙΤΑΜΙΝΗ B mg%||ΙΧΝΗ||ΙΧΝΗ|
The benefits of olive
Apart from the taste and the ... Greek character that give the salad, the olives give us huge benefits in terms of our health.
- They contain linoleic acid, which is particularly beneficial in breastfeeding, as the lack of this is associated with skin diseases and problems in infants.
- Improves liver functions by "cleansing" the body because of the natural chlorine it contains.
- Vitamins A, D, E and K help bone growth in children and adults.
- Their characteristic flavor and aroma comes from polyphenols, which have anti-cancer activity and have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Vitamin E and other antioxidants found in olives reduce the risk of cell damage and inflammation.
The nutritional value of Olives
The usefulness and utility of the fruit of the olive tree in the human body is known and is due to its rich nutrients. The average energy value of the olive is higher than other fruits and vegetables. The olive-treated fruit, as offered on our table, contains olive oil & proteins - with virtually all the main amino acids - sugars, tannins, sterolycosides, cerebrosides and sulpholite. Also, minerals with biological value for the human body, such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and others. It is noteworthy that the calcium content of the olive is greater than that of fruits and vegetables, but also of meat, fish, bread, etc. It is equal to the calcium content of cow's milk. Finally, the olive is an important source of vitamin A.
The olive as a food
The olives that are abundant in our place are after some treatment, a valuable addition to our daily diet.
Edible olive tree opens the appetite, stimulates and benefits the body. According to dieticians, every person other than other foods should eat 80 grams of olives a day because he gets calcium, vitamins and other nutrients from the olives.
The treatment needed is proportional to the variety of olive, ripening, human taste, etc. This treatment is considered to be correct, when the preserved olives ensure good aroma, beautiful appearance and good taste.