We’ve all read about the health perks of extra virgin olive oil, but it turns out this tasty fat is good for more than just heart health.
Did you know olives and olive oil are a good source of vitamin E and contain vitamin A and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium? They’re also a great source of amino acids!
Olive oil also constitutes a major component of the “Mediterranean diet.” The chief active components of olive oil include oleic acid, phenolic constituents, and squalene.
Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil.
Due to this, it retains its natural antioxidants and vitamins, which are often lost during processing. This makes it a more healthful oil than regular olive oil but also makes it a little more expensive.