Olive oil is the oil obtained from the fruit of the olive tree by mechanical means and natural processes, with its characteristics unaltered by temperature and light. It is a completely natural product which can be consumed immediately after extraction. The body absorbs 98% of the ingested oil and it contains the same number of calories as all other vegetable oils - 9.3 calories per gram.
The Olive Oil
It comprises the basic source of fats in Mediterranean Nutrition. The sources of fats are all kinds of oils and fats of animal and vegetable origin. The fatty acids of vegetable origin contain more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat acids and are considered friendly for the organism and health, while they do not contain any cholesterol. In contrast to the animal fats which contain a large number of saturated fat acids and cholesterol and are dangerous for our health.