Serpis olives means health

New studies confirm the multiple health benefits that come from consuming virgin olive oil

Consumption of 25 grams of virgin olive oil a day (around two tablespoons) provides 50 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin E
for men and around 62.5 percent of the
amount recommended for women.

This is one of the main conclusions
reached in a study directed by
Jose Mataix Verdu, Physiology
Chair at Granada University,

olive means health

olive means health

together with the collaboration
of more than 30 specialists
from all over the world.


Apart from providing vitamin E, virgin olive oil has numerous other properties that are beneficial to our bodies, the most important of these being:

Circulation system:
It helps to prevent arteriosclerosis and cardiac disease, mainly myocardium infarction, angina and cerebral thrombosis. It reduces overall cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), blood pressure, plaque aggregation and blood clotting. On the other hand, it increases HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Anti-cancer effect:
Particularly in the prevention of breast cancer, although it also protects against other types of cancer.

Digestive system:
Improves stomach, liver, pancreas and intestine functions. It is a natural remedy against ulcers: it reduces gastric acid and is an anti-inflammatory.

Endocrine system:
Improves metabolic functions.

Bone system:
Stimulates growth and promotes absorption of calcium and mineralization.


Protects and tones the epidermis

It is recommended for child nutrition, due to its unsaturated fat content.

It is beneficial for the elderly due to its antioxidant properties. It prevents neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

Vitamin content:
Rich in vitamin A (encourages the bodies natural defences), D (anti-rickets), E (anti-sterility), F & K (anti-haemorrhagic).

With so many benefits, olive oil has no inconveniences. Although it can be fattening if consumed in large quantities, Doctor Mataix points out that he has no knowledge wof any negative effects” attributed to olive oil.


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Garbanzo Bean and Olive Tapenade

Only 5 minutes .


1 tin pitted black Serpis olives, such as kalamata

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves  

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1/2 large lemon)

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon lemon zest

3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


In a first step, combine the beans, olives, oil, parsley, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, rosemary, and salt. Blend until smooth.

Spread the tapenade onto Belgian endive spears or serve as a dip with crudite.

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Bacon Olive Wraps


Very simple and rich recipe.


– 10 slices white bread, crusts trimmed.

– 1 jar processed cheese sauce.

– 1 jar pitted green Serpis olives.

–  1 pound sliced bacon


Preheat oven
Cut the bread into pieces. Brush each piece with melted cheese sauce. Sprinkle with olives Serpis. Wrap each with half a strip of bacon and secure with toothpicks. Put the pieces in a pan ready to bake.
check frequently, until bacon is browned evenly and reaches the desired sharpness, about 5 minutes.

Recipe source allrecipes.com

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Festive Olive Cheese Ball


–  1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened.

– 1/2 cup butter, room temperature.

– 1 (5 ounce) jar pimento-stuffed green Serpis olives, drained and minced

– 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

– 1 cup chopped walnuts


In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese and margarine until well blended. Mix in the green olives and garlic powder. Shape into a ball, and roll in chopped walnuts to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, but preferably overnight. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

Ready in  40 mins.

Source:  http://allrecipes.com/


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Serpis Olives in the Sial China Fair

Serpis Olives in the Sial China Fair

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