Black Olives

Black Olives
Black Olives

A staple of the Mediterranean diet, olives play an important role in maintaining heart health. Most of their fat comes in the form of monosaturated fat, similar to the fat found in avocados and nuts. Olives are also rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports immune function and cell health. A fun fact about olives: they cannot be eaten straight off the tree. Olives require special processing to to reduce their bitter flavor.

Selection Process

Olives typically come in cans , which can be safely stored for 1-2 weeks after opening, so long as you transfer them from their original container to a refrigerator-safe sealed container. Those that come in glass jars can be kept there for up to two months. Many stores not carry olives in bulk, which allows you the perfect opportunity to experiment with various olive flavors and types!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 large (4.4 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 5.1

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.5g 0.7%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.3%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 32.3mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.3g 0.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0.6%

Sugars 0.0g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.4% Iron 0.8%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.2%
Vitamin K 0.1% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.0% Niacin 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 0.0% Folate 0.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.0% Magnesium 0.0%
Zinc 0.1% Selenium 0.1%
Copper 0.6% Manganese 0.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.