The saying is †œgood things come in small packages† and this holds true for these tasty little fruits. Headed into a cool winter? It’s the perfect time for ripe olives & fresh oil to make their way into your beauty kitchen. BTW black olives are ripe green ones.
FOOD ACTIVES: Iron, fiber, vitamin E, monounsaturated and omega-9 fats.
BEAUTY BOOST: Olives (and olive oil) contain vitamin E to plump up your skin cells by giving you protection against fine lines and wrinkles caused by free radicals. The mono-saturated fats in them combined with the antioxidant protection of vitamin E lowers the risk of damage and inflammation of your skin. To receive the most benefits of olive oil, be sure to use it as an external beauty treatment too as it will promote soft radiant skin, maintain your skin elasticity, heal dry nails and cuticles, and will condition and add shine to your hair. On the inside olives help prevent damage to the immune inflammatory and digestive systems.
COOK: Make into a tapenade as a delicious spread , dip, sandwich spread, or topping for fish and poultry. Or toss them with pasta, marinate, or add to your favourite tuna or chicken salad recipe. TIP: Olives must be cured before eating and cannot be eaten raw, however try and get them as fresh as possible as canned and dried varieties can be very high in salt.