- What is olive oil
  - Production's process
  - Olive oil color & types
  - Why olive oil
  - Olive oil & Health
  - Olive oil & Mediterranean Diet
  - Olive oil, Cretan diet & longevity
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What is Olive oil

  Olive oil is the natural juice produced by the fruit of the olive tree by mechanical means and physical treatment. Olive oil is a yellow liquid with a pleasant smell and taste. It is a completely natural product that can be consumed directly, like any other natural juice, as soon as the process of receipt of the fruit. To consume does not need any addition, improvement or chemical treatment and is ready for use immediately after removal from the wrist and the final separation. Absorbed by the body by 98% and gives the same number of calories as any other vegetable oils, which are 9.3 per gram.

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  The qualities of the oil currently mainly based on commercial criteria, defined by the International Olive Council. The classification of olive ranges applied to the specific characteristics and follow hygienic conditions, commercial insurance and of course nutritional value. The authenticity and quality of olive oil determined based on the physicochemical and organoleptic characteristics that correspond to specific indicators.

  In general the most important factors determining the evaluation and classification of oil in their respective categories is the absence of defects, purity (absence of extraneous debris), authenticity, balance and chemical composition and origin. The categories of oil which one encounters in general the market is extra virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil, organic olive oil, refined olive oil, olive-green olive oil and various aromatic oils.The main quality criteria are acidity, oxidation and organoleptic characteristics such as taste and aroma.

  Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet and Cretan diet. It is the main source of fat in Mediterranean cuisine and is consumed in the daily diet either raw or cooked in various ways. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids contained in olive oil are considered friendly to the body and health, and contain no cholesterol. The recoverable oil and many healing properties.
The oil is among the 10 most benefit to the body food. Olive oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and is perhaps the finest cooking oil. Modern medicine confirms that virgin olive oil is beneficial to health and is recommended in cases of cardiovascular disease, diet for children, athletes and the elderly, for control of diabetes and stomach ulcers, and prevention of prostate cancer and breast cancer.


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