The olive was the symbol of the goddess Athena. According to ancient Greek mythology, the home of the olive is Athens and the first olive tree was planted by Athena on the Acropolis. Through our history we discover that the olive tree is not only a symbol of peace, wisdom, fertility, prosperity, glory, but offers us protection, inspiration and food.
The fruit of the olive tree is very important because it produces olive oil. Olives are rich in nutrients. For many years, they have been the most popular snack of rural Mediterranean populations, accompanying greasy food, salads and many appetizing dishes.
It is the absolute Greek “superfood” and for that reason we should consume almost daily olives. 10 olives before a meal can reduce appetite by 20%.
Moderate consumption of olives in a balanced diet is an ally to beauty and human health.
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