Kalamata Olives: Nutrition Facts and Benefits

Kalamata olives only grow in Greece and are known for being the healthiest food on the Earth. The Kalamata olive is a large, dark brown olive with a smooth, meaty texture, named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece.

 

The earliest cultivation of olive trees was probably over five thousand years ago, since Ancient Greek times. They are in fact deep purple in color, and compared to green and black olives, they are bigger in size and have a plumper, oblong shape.

Nutrition facts:

Like most olives, they’re rich in antioxidants and healthy fats and have been linked to multiple health benefits, including protection against heart disease. However, Kalamata olives have different benefits to other fruit. Kalamata olives are high in fat and lower in carbs.

Let’s take a look at their nutrition facts below.

A serving of 5 kalamata olives (38 grams) provides

  • Calories: 88
  • Carbs: 5 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Sodium: 53% of the Daily Value (DV)

Reduce Risks of Heart Disease

Kalamata olives may reduce your risks of heart disease. This is due to the presence of hydroxytyrosol in the olives. Hydroxytyrosol is an antioxidant that has been shown to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. 

High levels of LDL cholesterol are associated with increased risks of heart attack and stroke, while high levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. Eating foods, such as kalamata olives, that put your cholesterol ratios on track can benefit your overall heart health. 

 

May Reduce Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Kalamata olives contain a compound called gallic acid. A recent study showed that gallic acid can help repair nerve cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s Disease in rats.

Although more studies are needed to see if gallic acid would have the same effect on humans, these initial findings suggest that kalamata olives could be beneficial to people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. 

 

How can you eat Kalamata olives

You can use Kalamata olives as a decoration for your delicious dishes, or use them as an ingredient for pasta, Greek Salad and many more. Especially, If you are interested in Mediterranean diet, olives would play an essential part in making the peculiarity of it.

 

Where to buy the authentic Kalamata olives in Vietnam? 

Have been established for more than 10 years and served a lot of customers, Hanoli JSC is the most trusted seller when it comes to Greece Olives products such as olives and extra virgin oil. We received many international and national awards for superior quality, such as Vietnam Top Brands in 2015, 2016 and 2020. You can shop our products in our physical stores, supermarkets and online.

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