- Monounsaturated fats – lower bad cholesterol levels; help cell production and development
- Vitamin E – boosts immunity; promotes skin and eye health
- Copper – improves bone health; promotes red blood cell production; wards off heart disease
- Oleonalic acid – helps to prevent liver damage
If you’re cooking a dinner for many people, go for pitted olives. Otherwise, stick with unpitted – they have more authentic taste. If you buy from an olive bar, look for clear brine and check if the olive are fully covered by it.
Refrigerate in the brine. If the brine has dried out, dissolve kosher salt in boiling water, cool down and use as brine.