Olives are the Marmite of the fruit world (yes, they are a fruit!), you either love them or hate them. I used to hate them and now I love them. I’ve spoken to many, many people about this and they all say the same thing, “I just kept eating them until I liked them. It was probably after the seventh time of eating them!” Over the past few years I have been trying to convince my (stubborn) other half of this, so when I was invited to an Olive it! cookery masterclass in Edinburgh, he was the prefect candidate for my plus one.
Before we begin the three-course olive based feast, I thought I’d start with some outstanding olive facts:
- As I said above, they are a fruit!
- Olives are healthy – approx. 37 calories for a whopping 7 olives
- Good source of vitamin E
- Black olives are also a good source of iron
- Virtually cholesterol free!
So if you didn’t fancy making yourself love olives before, maybe you should!