An Olive A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

Even if it’s only a snack, including low sodium brine-cured Manzanilla olives into your daily meal plan can help improve your overall health.  This small to medium sized green olive is grown in Spain.  Unique ways to liven up your diet with Manzanilla olives and the health benefits you’ll get from them.

Munchies: If you get the munchies during the middle of the day, snack on a handful of Manzanilla olives. These olives may be stuffed with cornichon, flavored with anchovy juice or come in a cocktail mix including small sweet onions, cornichon and carrots.

Health Note – Just five Manzanilla olives hold one gram of vitamin E, so a healthy snack can help you fight bacteria and viruses and boosting your level of antioxidants.

Dips: Make a tasty dip by adding finely chopped Manzanilla olives to your guacamole.

Health Note – Manzanilla olives are rich in hydroxytyrosol, which has been linked to the prevention of breast cancer.

Salads: Manzanilla olives make a great addition to a fresh green salad.

Health Note – Olives are a great source of monounsaturated fat, which can help lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.

Sauces: Give your sauces an extra punch with sliced Manzanilla olives providing a delicate taste that lends itself to all types of sauces.

Health Note – Manzanilla olives contain vitamins A, E and K as well as calcium and iron and contribute to a healthy immune system as well as teeth and bone health.

Crostini: Add sliced Manzanilla olives to your crostini with extra virgin olive oil and Sherry Wine Pedro Ximenez Vinegar.

Health Note – Not only do Manzanilla olives have the aforementioned benefits, they also help to stimulate digestive processes and break down carbohydrates.

Olive Paste: Go all out with an olive tapenade, made by pulsing Manzanilla olives in a blender along with lemons juice, fresh parsley, capers and extra virgin olive oil. Serve this smooth tapas delicacy with toasted bread or crackers.

Health Note –  This entrée is loaded with vitamins and minerals that will boost your heart health, aid digestion and reduce your risk of inflammatory diseases.

Don’t forget you can enjoy all the health benefits of olives by using extra virgin olive oil in your cooking.  Buy Spain's "golden fruit" from Khayyan today!

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