The cultivation of olive trees in Greece goes back in time more than 5000 years. The most ancient olive tree in the world is in Chania Crete and it is estimated to be 4000 years old.
Even in the first writings of Greek civilization there are references in the olive trees and their products.
Edible olives have great nutrition value help the human body development, the skin and the vision. Olives are a great source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin E. They also provide the human body with fibers and minerals.
Vitamin E has antioxidant property and can help in slowing down the aging process of cells.
Olives are also rich in vitamin A which strengthens the immune system.
They help in the treatment of skin diseases and also protect from cancer.
Finally, they contain iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium and that makes them a necessary ingredient of everyday nutrition.