There are many benefits of olive oil.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a sensational product.
Here’s the basics:
It’s been eaten for thousands of years and is a time-tested natural, healthy food.
It’s made by crushing the olive fruit ( pip and all ) mixing it up, then separating out the oil. Each batch made will be slightly different in flavour.
It’s best when just made. Think Fresh is best. This way you’ll maximise the health benefits.
It doesn’t keep with age (unlike wine).
But like wine, the flavour profiles of different oils is distinctive.
It can be used in baking, deep frying, salad dressings, roasting and braising… Basically I use it for everything.
It’s a foundation ingredient in the Mediterranean Diet.
High vitamin levels of E, A and K, and a source of anti-oxidants.
Olive Oil is primarily a mono unsaturated fat.