olive trees on thassos

The Olive constitutes a complete food and is considered to be a necessary complement for every meal.

Olives are a source of health and longevity. The famous product, since ancient times, (2,000 BC), of the olive tree, is one of the most valuable gifts that nature provided the Greek soil with, in a lavish way.

This sacred tree, which, according to Greek Mythology symbolizes peace, prudence, and fertility, is considered to be an immaculately important source of nutrition for the human body.

The ancient Greeks, knowing its nutritious qualities, were interested in cultivating this tree, as well as, planting it in the colonies that they established.

The modern Greeks, faithful to tradition and attracted to light, fresh nourishing food, love olives, which, either as an appetizer, or as a supplement, are considered to be a necessary daily nutrient.

The great nutritional value of the Greek olive, in conjunction with its light flavor and taste, has been established all over the world. Olives are a unique, pure, and natural product, essential for the modern healthy lifestyle, since it is low in calories (10 calories per olive), and high in vitamins A, B, and E, and also in iron and calcium.

According to scientific research, Greece, in comparison with other countries, has fewer cases of heart disease, whilst there is a higher consumption of olives.

Olives are a complete and healthy food with an enjoyable flavor. It is a necessary element of every meal, helping to provide a long and healthy life.

 

 

 

BLACK OLIVES

GREEN OLIVES

ALBUMIN g%

0,38

1,5

FAT g%

33

13,5

CARBOHYDRATES g%

7,5

4,0

CALORIES / gr

3,2

1,4

CALCIUM mg%

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101

PHOSPHOROUS mg%

16

15

IRON mg%

2,3

2

VITAMIN A mg%

432ì %

420ì %

VITAMIN B mg%

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