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Calories in Olives

Thank you for visiting our page dedicated to telling you how many calories are in olives. Not only do we cover olives calories here, but we also provide some very useful olive nutrition facts. Furthermore, we will answer the question 'are olives good for you?'.

The olive is a great source of vitamin E and also healthy monounsaturated fats. Below we have covered the calories in green olives, as well as the calories in black olives.

How many calories in an olive?

First of all we are going to look at the calories found in one olive.

Calories in black olives

First of all let's look at black olive calories.

  • In 1 black Greek ripe olive weighing 2 g there are 5 calories

Calories in green olives

Now we are going to show you some green olive calories.

  • In 1 green pickled olive weighing 2 g there are 4 calories

Olives calories by weight

  • In 1 oz of green pickled olives there are 41 calories
  • In 1 oz of black ripe Greek ripe olives there are 66 calories

We hope that you were able to find the information you were looking for here when it comes to the calories olives contain.

Are olives good for you?

So are olives good for you? It is a fact that along with their high content of vitamin E, olives contain a lot of healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats help our to reinforce our cells and also combine well with antioxidant protection from vitamin E. These fats also help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Olives are good for you, as is olive oil which is a very popular product made from ground olives. A healthy Mediterranean diet will consist of a regular dose of olives.

Olives nutrition facts

The following olive nutrition facts are based on 3.5 oz, or 100g of green pickled olives:

  • Vitamin A - 393 IU
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - 0.2 milligrams
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.1 milligrams
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate) - 3 micrograms
  • Vitamin C - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin E- 3.8 milligrams (an impressive 19% of your recommended daily allowance)
  • Vitamin K - 1.4 micrograms
  • Calcium - 52 milligrams
  • Copper - 0.1 milligrams
  • Iron - 0.5 milligrams
  • Magnesium - 11 milligrams
  • Manganese - 0.0 milligrams
  • Phosphorous - 4 milligrams
  • Potassium - 42 milligrams
  • Selenium - 0.9 micrograms
  • Sodium - 1556 milligrams (an enormous 65% of your recommended daily allowance)
  • Zinc - 0.0 milligrams
  • Choline - 14.2 milligrams
  • Protein - 1.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Carbohydrates - 3.8 g
  • Water - 75.3 g
  • Total fats - 15.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g

As you can see, there are various olive benefits from a nutritional standpoint, most notably their high volume of vitamin E.


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