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fresh olives

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Fresh Olives

Fresh olives are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. They’re also delicious when eaten raw or in salads.

The word “olive” comes from the Latin word oleum meaning oil.
In ancient times, olive trees were planted near water sources because they needed lots of moisture to thrive. Today, olives are grown in many different parts of the world, including California, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, and Spain.

There are over 1,000 varieties of olives.
Olives the oldest cultivated fruits. They are native to the Mediterranean region and have been food since at least 5000 BC

In ancient Rome, olives were currency.
Olives are an excellent source of vitamin K, fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and vitamin B6.

Olives cultivated since at least 5000 BC
In ancient times, olive oil fuel for lamps and cooking. Medicinally to treat skin diseases and even as a hair dye. Today, olives are food and medicine. Grown throughout the Mediterranean region, especially in Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Cyprus, Malta, Libya, and Tunisia.

Oldest fruits known to man.
Olives were first cultivated by the Phoenicians, who called them “olive trees.” The Romans later adopted the name “olea” (oil) and began using it as a culinary ingredient.

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