We eat them on pizza and pour their oil over salads. They come in different sizes and colors, some stuffed with almonds, anchovies or pimentos.
They’re olives, and despite all the ways we eat them, they still carry a few mysteries for some of us.”If olive oil is supposed to be healthy for you,” one reader asked me, “how come there is no nutritional value listed on the label of a jar of olives, just a lot of sodium?
Also, are black olives a different type of olive or just green olives that have ripened more?”
Good questions, and understanding the answers may help you understand how and why olives can fit into a health-supporting diet.
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