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March 31, 2021

Why is olive a fasting food and oil is not

Learn about olives and fasting foods

Fasting has existed since ancient times, as in Ancient Greece, Egypt, etc.

According to the Church, complete and true fasting consists of complete abstinence from food or dry eating.

However, for humanitarian reasons, it is now permissible to eat food without blood, so fasting includes the fruits of the earth, legumes, mollusks, and shellfish, so that fasting can be practiced by anyone who wants to.

According to the same rule, olives are considered fasting food as they are the fruit of the earth, while the ban on oil, exists mainly in the fact that it is a product of processing and mainly concerns foods that are cooked with oil.

After all, olives are a dry food. They are eaten, that is, as fruit with bread and nuts in a time of strict fasting, while oil refers to the numerous and delicious foods prepared with oil.

Fasting Foods:

  • Vegetables, Greens, Fruits, and Fruit Juices.
  • Drinks: (Coffee, Tea, Chamomile, Sage, etc. herbs)
  • Products based on cereals, such as cereals: Pastries (Bread, Toast), Pasta, Boiled wheat (kolyva), Sesame Oil, Tahini, etc.
  • Legumes
  • Nuts

Fasting is a choice for everyone, and it is not only about food, it is about our soul cleansing as well.

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