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Spanish Olive Oil For A Healthy Mediterranean Diet

Olive oil – beneficial to your kitchen and your health.

In the past there were many myths that extra virgin olive oil wasn’t healthy, until the fact became known that the exact opposite was true. In fact has become a accent of eating healthy.

Olive oil is made up of healthy organic oleic acid which is more easier than other fat containing acids, olive oil is beneficial. It consists of monounsaturated fatty acids which are about 75% of the monounsaturated fat found in oleic acid.

Another reason that organic extra virgin olive oil is healthy is because it has vitamins A and E that can prevent early aging. Olive oil contains phenols, which are high levels of antioxidants. They can be found to help buffer the oxidation process, and help save the properties of olive oil.

High temperatures will not affect the oxidation of olive oil like seed oils, therefore making it the best vegetable oil for frying foods. Frying is a widely used method for cooking that is used in Mediterranean dishes. Whereas many non-Mediterranean countries do not feel comfortable frying with olive oil, when a Mediterranean recipe calls for it. This plays a big role in the healthy Mediterranean diet as much as eating raw olive oil with salads and breads. 

 

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