Olives - olive oil: A superfood from Halkidiki
Olives and olive oil are 2 of Halkidiki 's local products, with high nutritional and health value.
- Olives and olive oil, due to antioxidants, are a great weapon against cancer and other diseases.
- Olives are a great source of vitamins A, D, E and K, that help in growth and preservation of bone tissue in children and adults.
- Oleic acid, contained in olives and olive oil, protect human heart and also help in keeping your skin soft healthy and without wrinkles.
- Olives are a great source of iron.
- Olives and olive oil increase good cholesterol levels and help in the prevention of blood clots that could lead to heart attack.
- They enhance our memory and protect from degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer 's.
- They enhance fertility and have protective role in the reproductive system.
- Olive oil is an ingredient of many health care products due to its conditioning and softening properties.
Olives from Halkidiki are of high quality, have large size, are green and fleshy and rich in calcium, iron and omega 3 fatty acids, but low in fat. That is the reason that their value is well recognized worldwide.