Everything about olive oil

Olive oil is very healthy, it protects health and fits perfectly into a healthy lifestyle. Olive oil can be used in different ways and there are different types available. Olive oil is a vegetable oil that is produced by pressing olives. These are fruits from the olive tree. 5 to 10 kilos of olives is enough for about 2 liters of oil. If olives ripen in the sun, this improves their quality. After harvesting, pressing takes place within 24 hours. Olive oil has been famous in many countries around the Mediterranean for a very long time. They don’t use any other oil. In recent years, olive oil has also become increasingly popular in the Netherlands. Logical, because it is very healthy and you can use it in many directions.

Healthy oil

Olive oil is full of vitamins and antioxidants. In addition, olive oil only contains 93 calories per gram. The use of olive oil reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and it also reduces the risk of high cholesterol. It also reduces the risk of certain forms of cancer and the oil is also good for your stomach, intestines and brain. The body absorbs olive oil easily. There is also a lot of vitamin E in olive oil, which is also very healthy for your body.
Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which are basically healthy fats. These fats ensure that the harmful fats in the body are replaced. Even if you are on a diet, you can use olive oil, which is an excellent addition. You don’t have to use a lot, but your body still needs fats, especially unsaturated fats.

Species

Olive oil is available in different colors and variations. They range from light to dark green. This has to do with the type of olive oil and the number of pressings. Although some producers use a substance that makes the oil darker and therefore appears healthier.

Vierge

This olive oil is best used for baking. The olives from this oil have been pressed more often and the taste is less strong than that of the extra virgin oil. This virgin oil is also ideal for frying, although you can also use regular olive oil for that. You can’t recognize regular olive oil by its label. Yes, indeed, if it does not say virgin or extra virgin, it is regular olive oil and it is composed of olive oil and other types of liquid oil.

Extra Virgin

Extra virgin olive oil is the first pressing of the olives and is therefore often the most expensive version. The taste is also somewhat stronger than that of the virgin. This olive oil is best used to make dressings. If you bake and fry with this oil, a lot of flavor is lost and that is a waste of this oil. You can quickly make a delicious dressing with this oil. You can easily add some (Italian) herbs to the oil. You’ll have a delicious dressing in no time. Extra virgin olive oil is also very tasty over pasta.

Save

The olive oil you buy in the stores has an expiration date. Olive oil can be stored for quite a long time and is best kept in a cupboard, for example in your kitchen. Olive oil should never be left in sunlight, as this deteriorates its quality.

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