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Olive Oil: Laudable In Every Drop


A Recent research has provided firm proof that a Mediterranean diet, which includes olive oil, is not only generally healthy, but that consuming olive oil can actually help lower harmful LDL cholesterol. Olive oil contains antioxidants that discourage artery clogging and chronic diseases, including cancer.

The major fatty acids in olive oil triacylglycerols are:

Olive oil contains more oleic acid and less linoleic and linolenic acids than other vegetable oils, that is, more monounsaturated thanpolyunsaturated fatty acids. This renders olive oil more resistant to oxidation because generally, the greater the number of double bonds in the fatty acid, the more unstable and easily broken down by heat, light, and other factors the oil is.

From a nutritional standpoint, all types of olive oil are approximately the same, with 80% monounsaturated, 14% saturated, 9%polyunsaturated fats on average.

Health  Benefits

Producing high quality Extra Virgin olive oil requires the producer to reach perfection in every stage of the process, as well as be fortunate with Mother Nature. This is often much more expensive for producers to accomplish which is why some excellent extra virgin olive oils can be so pricey.

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