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  • Writer's pictureMui R

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.

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