Olives (Jaitun)

Olives are regarded as one of the most widely enjoyed fruits all over the world.They are green while unripe and turn into black when ripened completely.Those delicious salads, egg recipes, meat, pizza and vegetable curries would have lost their charms if olives were unavailable.

Since olives are bitter to be tasted, exactly after picking off the tree. So you have to process them to remove their inherent bitterness.

How To Choose:

When you visit the super market, discard the mushy olives and choose olives, which are firm.

How To Store:

The unopened jars of olives can be stored up for one year or more. Choose dry and cool place to store the cans. But once you open the can, remove the olive fruits and place them in the refrigerator.

Culinary Uses:

Olive oil enhances the flavor of foods and spices, and help in satisfying the hunger. Both savories and delicious sweet dishes will be at its best with the wonderful health-boosting properties. If you’re looking for some healthy diet to lose weight, olive oil must be your best friend. In fact, virgin and extra-virgin oils are the best ones to keep at low temperature.

Black olives are identical with Mediterranean style cooking. These are usually stuffed with pimentos, peppers, garlic, dry fruits like almonds etc. One can also stuff black olives with cheese, meat etc and then use in recipes. A Mediterranean cuisine without black olive is simply not worth it!

Cosmetic Uses:

Hair Treatment before shampoo:

Olive oil has been used as a hair treatment since ancient Egyptian times. First,warm the olive oil in the microwave or in hot water.

Eczema Remedy:

Olive oil works as deep moisturizer for an extra-dry skin. That is why it’s a supreme choice for eczema.

Heel Repairing:

Your rough heels require moisture to heal. Exfoliate your heels with pumi cest one and apply olive oil. Wear socks while you sleep and your skin will be hydrated.

Health Benefits:

Improved Concentration & Memory:

Olives are stuffed with polyphenols and different natural chemicals. These natural chemicals generally help in reducing stress. Regular consumption of unripe and ripe olives perk up memory by 25%.

Nutritious value:

If you go for small cup of olives, it will contain about 4.4 mg of iron, Vitamin E,carnitine, and other amino acids. These amino acids convert fat into energy. It helps in increasing the hemoglobin level in the blood.

Less wrinkles

Oleic acid, present in olives, works like a magic on human body to keep the skin surface healthy, glossy and soft. These ingredients are great anti oxidants to enhance your skin health. If you eat olives on a daily basis, chances of wrinkled appearance reduce by 20%.

Reduce food craving:

An Italian study shows that 10 olives a day exactly before meal will cut down your food craving by 22%. Due to the presence of monounsaturated fatty acids in olives, they are little slow to be digested. Such fatty acids insist to produce adiponectin, which keeps burning fat for long hours after food intake.

Sunayana Gupta, Food Consultant

Sunayana Gupta, Food Consultant

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