Health & Nutrition

Live longer, live better. Olives are an essential part of the Mediterranean Diet, and one of the five "Flat Belly Diet" foods.

Black ripe olives are natural antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, promote heart-health & fight cancer.

Top 10 Olive Nutrition Facts

  1. Powerful Produce: Olives are botanically a fruit, and can help people reach the “USDA My Plate” guidelines of “half plate” fruits and vegetables.
  2. High in the “Good Fats”: Olives provide mostly monounsaturated fat, which is associated with increased longevity, decreased risk of heart disease, reduced risk of chronic disease, lower blood pressure, and improved brain function.
  3. Low in Calories: Black medium olives are just 5 calories a pop. That means a handful of 10 medium olives is just 50 calories!
  4. Awesome Antioxidants: Olives are bursting with natural antioxidants that help fight inflammation throughout the body, promote heart health, preserve bone mass, and decrease the risk of some cancers.
  5. Plant-powered: Olives are a rich source of 25 phytonutrients that provide benefits to our respiratory, nervous, immune and digestive systems.
  6. No Cholesterol: Like many other heart healthy fruit and vegetables, black ripe olives are cholesterol-free.
  7. Low Carbs: Olives are naturally very low in carbohydrates, making them an ideal snack or meal compliment for individuals with diabetes or anyone trying to manage their blood sugar.
  8. Low in Sodium: A serving of 5 medium black olives has only 115mg of sodium, 5% of the daily value - that’s less than a slice of bread. Free of Major Allergens: Not only are black ripe olives gluten free, they are also naturally free of the 8 allergens, including: wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, peanuts, and shellfish.
  9. Year-round Nutrition: California black ripe olives are available year round– handpicked and packaged to maintain their peak freshness and preserve their nutrients.

Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
Lindsay is a proud member of the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters program, which encourages increased consumption of fruits and vegetables for the maintenance of a healthy diet and prevention of chronic diseases.


The Mediterranean Diet

The Basics of Healthy Eating, with a bit of Mediterranean Flair
Like most healthy diets, the Mediterranean Diet includes fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, while limiting unhealthy fats. Here are a few basic rules to follow:

  1. Olive oil should be used as your primary source of dietary fat.
  2. Get as much of your food as possible from plant sources. Be sure to include fruits and vegetables, breads, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.
  3. Eat moderate amounts of fish and poultry weekly.
  4. Consume low to moderate portions of cheese and yogurt every day.
  5. Drink wine in moderation. One to two glasses per day for men, and one glass per day for women.
  6. Subtle variations in proportions of certain foods may make a big difference in your risk of heart disease. Above is an illustration of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid—a handy guide that makes it easy to keep track of how many portions of each food group you should consume per day/week.