Health
Olives
18 July, 2013
lives are too bitter to be eaten right off of the tree and must be cured to reduce their intrinsic bitterness. It has a good taste and is very good for our health.
They are nutritious and rich in mineral content as sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron. Iron helps in the synthesis of carnitine (an amino acid that converts fat into energy), phosphorus and iodine.
- Olives contain oleic acid, which has beneficial properties to protect the heart.
- Olives contain
polyphenol (natural chemicals that reduce oxidative stress in the brain).
- Eating a daily serving of olives improves memory by 25%.
- Eating 10 olives before meals reduced appetite by 22%.
- Eating olives improves the appearance of wrinkles by 20% since they contain
oleic acid, which keeps skin soft and healthy.
- Olives contain vitamin E, an excellent antioxidant for skin health.
The antioxidant (a substance that inhibits oxidation, esp. one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products) and anti-inflammatory properties of olives make them a natural for protection against cancer because chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can cause developing cancer.
If you are purchasing olives in a can and don’t use them immediately after opening, they can usually be safely stored in sealed container in your refrigerator for one to two weeks.
Whether brine-based, acid-based, or water-based, you can transfer the canning fluid along with the olives into your sealed refrigerator container. Glass jars of olives can be stored directly in the refrigerator for the same period of time, and in the case of some brine-cured olives, for up to one to two months.
It is recommended that taking a day 7 olives might do a lot of good to our health.
This food is consumed mainly as a starter and has a wide range with or without bone, whole or chopped green or black. Also, used as an ingredient in numerous dishes of Spanish Mediterranean diet.
Our Georgian cuisine is rich without olives, but we often see olives among other Georgian national dishes which is absolutely welcome. Actually, olives are one of the popular food stuff which is used internationally on a very wide scale. You can get a variety of them in any food store or at any restaurant. So always try to have them as a supplement to your food no matter how sumptuous your meal could be!
Personally, I am ready to call olive a Queen of Pickles. Why not King – you might ask. Well, my perception of Queen is somewhat higher than King. Excuse my feministic streak when it comes to olives, will you please?

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