Portuguese Galega Brown Olea Europaea Olive Tree Seeds 5 PCS RARE VARIETY! ***Free Shipping!***
5 fresh seeds in a transparent plastic bag + germination manual.
Even though more attention has been sometimes been given to their delicious oil than their whole food delights, olives are one of the world's most widely enjoyed foods. Technically classified as fruits of the Olea europea tree (an amazing tree that typically lives for hundreds of years) we commonly think about olives not as fruit but as a zesty vegetable that can be added are harvested in September but available year round to make a zesty addition to salads, meat and poultry dishes and, of course, pizza.
Dozens of health-protective nutrients have been identified in olives, and recent studies have taken a very close look at olive varieties, olive processing, and changes that take place in olive nutrients. The overall conclusion from these studies is exciting for anyone who loves olives of all varieties. Greek-style black olives, Spanish-style green olives, Kalamata-style olives, and many different methods of olive preparation provide us with valuable amounts of many different antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. While there are trade-offs that occur during olive ripening and olive curing—for example, decreased oleuropein with advanced stages of ripening yet increased amounts of anthocyanins—it's impossible to rule out any single type of olive as being unworthy of consideration as a uniquely health-supportive food, particularly in terms of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Hydroxytyrosol, an olive phytonutrient that has long been linked to cancer prevention, is now regarded as having the potential to help us prevent bone loss as well. Several recent laboratory animal studies have found increased depositing of calcium in bone and decreased loss of total bone mass following consumption of this olive phytonutrient (as well as oleuropein, another key phytonutrient found in olives). These findings are fascinating, since consumption of a Mediterranean Diet has long been associated with decreased risk of osteoporosis, and olives often find themselves on center stage in Mediterranean Diet studies.
In traditional herbal medicine practices, preparations from olives and olive leaves have often been used in treatment of inflammatory problems, including allergy-related inflammation. New research may help explain how olives work to provide us with anti-inflammatory benefits, especially during circumstances involving allergy. Olive extracts have now been shown to function as anti-histamines at a cellular level. By blocking special histamine receptors (called H1 receptors), unique components in olive extracts may help to lessen a cell's histamine response. Because histamine is a molecule that can get overproduced in allergy-related conditions and can be a key player in the inflammatory process, it's likely that the anti-inflammatory benefits we get from olives involve this anti-histamine pathway. It's also possible that olives may have a special role to play as part of an overall anti-allergenic diet.
Germination Rate: 85%.
Packed: April 2017.
A rare olive variety.
Check out my other listings!
You might also like
More from this seller
Shipping & policies
I always do my best to send the items within 1-2 business days and let you know about it.
In case the delivery time takes longer than you think it should, please contact me, so I can track the package and contact the postal office.
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING (All countries).
All orders worth 25 USD or higher will be shipped with a tracking number.
Customers outside of the European Union may be subject to import duties and taxes. I am not responsible for any charges related to customs clearance duties or taxes.
Orders that were not paid within 7 days will be cancelled.
I accept payments via PayPal. Payment by credit card is also greatly appreciated.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
For refunds, I must receive the returned item prior to processing.
Returns are accepted within 30 days of delivery.
Returned item must be unused and in original condition.
Return shipping charges are a sole responsibility of the customer.
I retain the copyright of the images of my items as displayed on this website and others. Feel free to ask for any additional info prior to buying any item.