Kalamata olives are plump and meaty olives that originate from the south of France. These olives contain polyphenols that can help protect against a number of diseases and they also contain many other nutrients that promote good health.
Purple olives are larger and plumper than black and green olives with an oblong shape. They have a wonderful purple hue and a distinct taste that can’t be found in any other type of olive. They are picked by hand to avoid bruising and are generally not pitted before arriving on your plate. Some of the wonderful compounds found in these olives include the following:
Oleic Acid – This is the fatty acid found in olive oil, avocados and red meat that provides a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease and inflammation. As well, many people that already suffer from inflammation problems also eat these olives regularly and notice some form of relief as a result.
Minerals – These olives contain a number of different minerals including calcium, copper, and iron.
Vitamins – Kalamata olives also contain vitamins A, E, D and K.
Protein – Purple olives provide 2 g of protein per 100 g.
Antioxidants – There isn’t enough to be said about the powerful antioxidants found inside these olives. They contain Gallic acid, which is a phenolic acid with impressive antioxidant properties that helps protect our cells while at the same time offering an improvement to insulin sensitivity. This acid is also being tested for its potential effects on Alzheimer’s disease.
Other important compounds found in Kalamata olives include oleanolic acid, oleocanthal and oleuropein, to name a few. These, along with the other nutrients listed above, all play an important role in preventative nutrition. Olives and olive oil are a staple food found in a Mediterranean diet and it has been proven that people living in the Mediterranean region live longer and suffer less from dementia than individuals in most other cultures.
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