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Olives

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About This Food

Description

Native to the Mediterranean area, the olive is grown both for its fruit as well as its oil.

Dozens of olive varieties exist and they vary in size and flavor. The flavor of each olive variety depends on its ripeness, the location where it is grown, and the type of processing it undergoes (oil cured, brine cured or water-cured).

Although olives are relatively low in calories, and high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, they can be quite high in sodium.

Selecting & Storing

Olives in a can or jar can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 years. Once opened, keep olives refrigerated in their own liquid in a nonmetal container for several weeks.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 large

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Calories: 5

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 12 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.43 g
Saturated Fat
0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.32 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.04 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
3 g
ALA
3 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.25 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.12 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0.13 g
Protein
0.03 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
16.12 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.04 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.07 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.06 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
0 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.41 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
3.52 mg
0%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.13 mg
1%
Magnesium
0.16 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0.12 mg
0%
Potassium
0.32 mg
0%
Selenium
0.04 mcg
0%
Sodium
34.88 mg
1%
Zinc
0.01 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
9.48 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0.36 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
20.4 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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