Olives are thought to be vegetables, but they are in fact a fruit. Olives are sold in green and black, both are the same, the difference lies in their ripeness with green being the least ripe and black is typically the most ripe. Olives and Oil from Olives are very rich in phytonutrients which help protect the body from problems due to oxidative stress.
- Oleic Acid
- Omega-9 Monounsaturated fatty acids
- Vitamin E
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- Can help to decrease blood pressure
- Rich in antioxidants that clobber free radicals