Healthy Food Database

Olives
Olive trees are the oldest cultivated trees in existance. The tree is extremely hardy and will live for hundreds of years. There are many different types of olives available in many colours and sizes. Off the tree, olives are inedible.
Category: Fruit
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Fresh olives are sold by colour - usually black (kalamata) or green. Olives can be marinated in garlic, chilli, preserved lemons, and a variety of other herbs and spices. Buy from a good deli and ask to try one first. Avoid black olives in jars from the supermarkets.
To Store:
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and serve at room temperature.
Tips & Tricks:
Buy an olive seeder - it's a fun gadget to use and makes deseeding olives a breeze. A serve of olives is equal to about 7 olives.
Cooking Tips:
If the olive is too salty, bring them to the boil and drain the water off before using. If adding olives to a slow cooked casserole, add the olives at the end of the cooking process so they retain their shape and flavour.

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
23
Carbohydrates, g:
4.1
Fat (g):
0.7
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.5
Amines:
Moderate
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
103
Protein (g):
0.2
Saturated Fat, g :
0.1
Sodium:
Salicylates:
Very high

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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