Greek Olives: Delicious & Unique
Greek olives are a very nutritious snack for every hour of the day. They’re salty, delicious and come in many variations, depending on the area it grows. They are considered unique at a worldwide level, due to the soil and climate conditions, which are ideal.
The nutritional value of Olives
As a food group, Olives are classified as fat. Depending on their size, 8-10 olives represent an equivalent fat, giving you 45 calories, and as many as 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Olive’s nutritional value considered as high as olive oil’s, but they differ because Olive oil contains only fat, while olives contains, in addition to fat, water, small amounts of protein and carbohydrates. Moreover, olives contain vitamin E and elements such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, while they are also rich in antioxidants. The only disadvantage for olives preserved in brine, is that they contain enough sodium.
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