Olives is often used as an appetizer, served with ham, cheese, bacon, sausage. Olives also ideally use for salad or in some recipes (pasta, pizza)
Like Olive Oil, Olives are good for health, you can find 7 benefits of Latino Bella Olives below:
1/ Low Calories: 7 Olives (25g) contain 37 kcal, 90% of the Olive is assimilated during digestion.
2/ Low Carbohydrate: Olives are virtually carbohydrate-free. Raw olives have very little carbohydrates,
most of which are removed during the fermentation process.
3/ Monoinsaturated Fat: The main fatty acid in Olives is Oleic Acid, with the same health benefits as Olive oil.
4/ Protein: Olives contain all the essential amino acids in moderately high levels.
5/ Dietary Fiber: Olives have a remarkable proportion of dietary fiber, a very important component for the good functioning of the digestive system and for prevention of cancer.
6/ Vitamins: Olives are rich in tocoferols (mainly α-tocoferol), which act as antioxidants. High contents of provitamin A.
7/ Minerals: High levels of calcium (higher than milk!) and other minerals. Olives have considerable levels of sodium which is especially recommended for high energy consumption activities (i.e. sports)