Olives: A food trend just for those who live in the Mediterranean?
As the fruit is very common in the Mediterranean, the Grecians, Spaniards, and Italians have perfected the techniques to make the best olive oils or just to use to accentuate a dish. Olive trees are extremely drought tolerant once established making them easy to grow in these regions.
How beneficial are these fruits? According to WebMD, there are vitamins and antioxidants in olives. Sign me up for looking young and healthy!
Vitamin E- prevents free radicals in our bodies and boost the immune system
Vitamin A- balances the skin's PH levels- helps you look young
Healthy Fats- Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Polyphenols- reduces stress in the brain
Curbs your appetite by slowing down the digesting process
The 3 top producers of olive oils in the world and popular olives you can find in each country:
Spain - Cornicabra, Gordal, Arbequina, and Picual
Italy - Oliva di Gaeta, Leucocarpa, Nocellara del Belice, and Oliva Ascolana de Piceno
Greece - Elia Kalmata, Conservoila, Amfissa, Prasines Elies Chalkidikis, and Throumpa Thassou
Olive Oil Tours around the world
Next time when you adding some olives to your diet, here are some ways to use it.