Olives are one of the oldest foods known to man, orginating
in Mediterranean region. The olive tree was valued as a symbol
of peace and happiness, while olives were used as food and
a source of oil.
Unripe olives are incredibly bitter and not edible. To become
a tasty fruit, a variety of curing processes are used including
soaking in oil, brine or water, or dry packing in salt.
The antioxidant nutrients in olives impede the oxidation
of cholesterol, thereby helping to prevent heart disease.
They are a great source of vitamin E, which has the ability
to neutralize free radicals in body fat. The vitamin E and
antioxidants nourish, hydrate and protect the skin. They are
also a good source of Iron.
online store offers many varieties of olives. Simply stroll
through the Gourmet
Olives And Olive Products Aisle to view our selections.