Vitamins and Minerals in Green Olives
Although green olives are healthy for you, they do not contain many vitamins and minerals. One ounce of green olives (pickled) contain the following:
Five percent of the daily value of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Cell damage can lead to premature aging and age-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer and macular degeneration.
Two percent of the daily value of vitamin A. Vitamin A has many important functions in the body, especially for eye health.
Eighteen percent of the daily value of sodium. Sodium is necessary to keep the human body functioning properly but high doses can cause health problems. The recommended daily allowance in the United States is 2,400 milligrams.
Two percent of the daily value of copper. Energy production, utilization of iron, proper growth, connective tissue production and enzymatic reactions are just some of the benefits of copper.
One percent of the daily value of calcium. Calcium is best known for bone and teeth health.
One percent of the daily value of iron. Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen to all cells in the body.
One percent of the daily value of magnesium. Magnesium helps in cellular metabolism and protein synthesis. It also maintains muscles, bones and nerves.