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What are olives? About the ingredient olives. Including 433 recipes with olives, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Olives are the fruit of the Olive tree and is a major component of the agriculture and gastronomy along the Mediterranean both in Europe and North Africa, as well as in the Middle East. Both fresh and cured olives are consumed by themselves, as an ingredient in other dishes ('table olives') and as olive oil.

Nutrition Notes

Olives are high in monounsaturated fat, iron, Vitamin E, and dietary fiber. Naturally ripened purple/black appearing olives contain anthocyanins.

This does not include artificially ripened "black olives" that are frequently canned and sent to grocery stores. There is also an effect that typical processing has on the quantity and type of anthocyanins contained in olives.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size unknown (100g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 145Calories from Fat 137
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.3g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1556mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars 0.5
Protein 1.0g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Olives are usually found in the canned goods section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Olives are a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices USDA nutritional food group.

How much do olives weigh?

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In Chinese:橄榄
British (UK) term: Olives
en français:olives
en español:aceitunas negras

Recipes using olives

There are 423 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Amazing Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad
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Awesome Impossible Taco Pie
Baked Red Snapper
Basic Hamburgers
Basil Pesto, Oven-Dried Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Taco Pizzas
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Beef Stew over Mashed Potatoes
California Goat Cheese Crepes with Sweet Onion Sauce
Caprese Con Mozzarella Di Bufala (Mozzarella,Tomato and Basil)
Cheesy California Tamale Pie

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