Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why Olive Oil?

Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Olive oil extracted from evergreen olive fruits is a multipurpose oil that encompasses several eminent qualities that benefit mankind. Olive oil is flavorful, tasty and healthy as well. Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil that is obtained from the first pressing of olives and it is least acidic.

Culinary uses & Health benefits

  • Olive oil with its peculiar flavor is perfect for salad dressing, shallow frying and preparing light snacks. It is better not to use extra virgin olive oil for deep frying and very high temperature cooking.

  • Food items fried with olive oil are crispier and flavored than other oils.

  • Olive oil contains large amount of monounsaturated fatty acids that promote cardiovascular health by getting rid of bad cholesterol from our body.

  • Olive oil is rich in antioxidant polyphenols and it helps protect us from heart diseases and colon cancer.

  • Olive oil contains vitamins A, E and K making it highly nutritious and prevents from diseases like hypertension, Alzheimers, rheumatoid arthritis and gall stones.

  • A mixture of live oil and lemon juice is a health drink that flushes out toxins from liver.

  • Olive oil is also known for its cosmetic uses. Olive oil fortifies brittle hair when applied on the scalp. People having fragile finger nails can soak them in olive oil.

  • Olive oil is a natural moisturizer for skin and it can be used to treat dry cracked lips.


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