The olive is one of the plants most cited in recorded literature. In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus crawls beneath two shoots of olive that grow from a single stock. The Roman poet, Horace mentions it in reference to his own diet, which he describes as very simple: "As for me, olives, endives, and smooth mallows provide sustenance." Lord Monboddo comments on the olive in 1779 as one of the foods preferred by the ancients and as one of the most perfect foods. 
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Products containing Olives
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- Olive - Wikipedia
Aliases (Also Known As)
Dehydrated Black Olives
Green Chalkidiki Olives
Green Manzanilla Olives
Natural Black Olives
Pitted Ripe Olives
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- Natural & Possibly Unsafe
- Artificial & Possibly Unsafe
- Both (Can be derived from Natural & Artificial Sources)
- Both (Can be derived from Natural & Artificial Sources) & Possibly Unsafe
|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|