Episode: #4
Airdate: 24th May 2020
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Story Title: Olives

Olives are a rich source of phytochemicals and have significant health benefits.

  • Countries such as Italy use a lot of olives and olive oil in their diet. This lowers the levels of hypertension, blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.
  • Due to Australia’s Mediterranean style climate, olives grow incredibly well here.
  • While you can back the fruit off the tree, you can also prune the branches and collect the fruit then. If your tree is growing too high, cutting it back will make it easier and safer to harvest from.
  • Troforte M was developed in WA specifically for our barren, nutrient deficient soils. It is further enhanced with beneficial soil microbes which unlock the nutrients availability, allowing the edible plants to take it up.
  • Olive leaf extract has powerful antiaging properties, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, helps with weight loss and boosts your immune system.
  • Feed your olive trees with Troforte M for Fruit and Citrus - it has the benefits of 60 minerals.
  • When harvesting the leaves, harvest the young foliage – you can then dry and crush the leaf and use it in teas.
  • Troforte will soon release its own olive leaf extract, boosted with Troforte technology.