About olives

    About olives

    Historic aspects

     Did you know that:

    • An olive tree leaf is mentioned in chapter 8 of Genesis when Noah finds one in the dove's beak. Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.
    • According to An Ancient Greek tradition, the   Homeland of olives is Athens and the first olive tree was planted by Goddess Athena on the Acropolis.
    • An Olive tree branch was awarded to Olympic game winner along with large amounts of olive oil
    • Leafy branches of the olive tree, were found in Tutankhamun's
    • Warriors anointed themselves with olive oil after bathing
    • Oldest written preparation of the fruit from eating is from the first century

    Olives and Health benefits

    • Diverse range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients
    • Simple Phenols: tyrosol & hydroxytyrosol
    • Terpenes (including secoiridoids and triterpenes): oleuropein demethyloleuropein
    • Flavones
    • Anthocyanidins
    • Cyanidins
    • Peonidins
    • Flavonols
    • Hydroxybenzoic acids
    • The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olives make them a natural for protection against cancer because chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can be key factors in the development of cancer.

    Olives are a very good source of copper and a good source of iron. dietary fiber. and vitamin E.

    Olives are unusual in their fat quality, because they provide almost three-quarters of their fat as oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid.

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    In Greece, olive trees are more than just a plant, are a symbol of history, an integral part of Greek identity

    Deas S.A.

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    Kalives, Halkidiki, PC 63100 Greece

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