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Tucked away in northern Sicily in the area of Valdemone There you can find carefully tended orchids full of sarcene olive trees from which come Partanna Premium Select Black Saracene Olives. Perhaps not as well-known as some other types of olives such as the kalamata olive, the sarcene olive is considered to be one of the oldest types of olives grown today. The trees are well adapted to survive despite the rough terrain. The olives themselves tend to be smaller than the average olive and can be on difficult side to pick however, all that hard work involved in harvesting these olives is worth it when you get a flavorful product like Partanna Premium Select Black Saracene Olives.
So why olives? Well I certainly can’t speak for everyone, but sometimes a person just needs a salty snack. And as salty snacks go, olives are better for you than a lot of other stuff that we tend to choose such as potato chips or pretzels. And there are a number of other health benefits to eating olives. Olives have been proven to be a good source of dietary fiber which helps in lowering both cholesterol and sugar in the blood, as well as playing a part in helping to both obtain and maintain a healthy weight. Olives are also a good source of iron – used in making the hemoglobin needed by red blood – and vitamin E – which has shown to act as both an antioxidant and an immune booster – as well as being a good source of monosaturated fats which unlike polysaturated fats, actually help to lower your level of bad cholesterol and the risk for both heart disease and stroke rather than raise it. Plus I find that eating olives actually encourages me to drink more water which is something my doctor recommends I do.
As olives go, I find that I like Partanna Premium Select Black Saracene Olives. For me, they pack quite a punch for their size which is often exactly what I’m looking for in an olive. Of course, everyone has different tastes so I can’t say for certain that this olive is for everyone.
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