Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for OlivesThere is a little variation among various types of olives, but not much at all.
- 1 oz. olives equals about 10 small, 5 large, 3 jumbo, or 1 ½ super-colossal olives and has: about 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 26 calories
- 100 grams (3.5 oz.) olives: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 81 calories
Glycemic Index for OlivesAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of olives.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Olives
- 1 oz olives: 0
- 100 grams olives: 1
Health Benefits of OlivesThe health benefits of olives lay not so much in vitamins and minerals as in the rich abundance of phytonutrients in them, particularly those which have antioxidant properties, as well as anti-inflammatory ones. These include flavonoids, phenols, terpenes, and anthocyanidins. In addition, the oil in olives is widely-regarded as being heart-healthy.
Low-Carb Recipes with Olives
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