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The Advantages of Consuming Spanish Olives

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on July 16, 2011 - 3:04 am (630 views — 373 words)

There are many types of olives that various countries produce, but one of the well-recognized are the Spanish olives. Though curing olives were discovered by the Greeks, it was the Spanish people who were able to make the most of the growing and curing process of this lovely fruit. Spain's climate was ideal for olive growing which was one of the main reasons of the country's success in olive production. Furthermore, Spain had more than enough planting ground to accommodate the olive trees. Spanish olives can be enjoyed in a number of ways, but it is an ideal ingredient for traditional Spanish appetizers called tapas. This delicious fruit displays its adaptability as it can be used in almost any dish to add more flavors.

Today, Spain is the main source of olives around the world. They claim that they have 300 million olive trees to date that grow a variety of different types of olives. Some countries that grow olives for local consumption still rely on olives from Spain to keep up with their demands. If you have purchased a bottle of olives from your local grocery store, chances are it came from Spain. The history of olive growing in Spain goes as far as biblical times, which makes Spanish growers one of the most experienced in the world. This delectable fruit is still grown, cured, and eaten today using traditional methods.

Not only is this a tasty fruit, it also is a source of nutrition and sometimes used to cure certain illnesses. Spanish olives can reduce risk of develop complications such as heart disease; in women it reduces the intensity of hot flashes from menopause symptoms. It also benefits people suffering from asthma and arthritis by alleviating the symptoms. In addition, green olives are packed with vitamin E, which is great for the skin. Black olives are also a good source of iron, which has a good effect on the circulatory system and give a person much needed energy. Also, olive oil is used by people with heart conditions to lower cholesterol levels.

Spanish olives are indeed one of the greatest additions to culinary appreciation and a wonderful fruit with many health benefits. So eat delicious and healthy food with Spanish olives.