bitter oval fruit, green when unripe and black when ripe, used for food
and for oil.
oil is a fruit-juice. Olive oil is cold pressed olive juice and
olives are a fruit. That’s why it's so healthy and is used in the
cuisines all over the world. Cold pressed means that the olives are
and squeezed and are not boiled before squeezing.
are three types of olive oil:
vierge: the purest oil with an excellent taste and a low acidic
oil with a very good taste and a higher acidic level;
olive oil: this consists of a mix of refined olive oil and an oil
extra vierge and vierge olive oil, it has a good to normal taste.
can compare olive oil with wine. Its quality and taste is influenced by
geographical factors such as land or region. You also have good and bad
olive years, depending on the weather during a certain season. The
depends of the good care of growers and producers. There are oils with
a strong and with a mild taste, some are spicy and others have a grass
taste or taste a bit like nuts. No olive oil is the same.
is yellow and green olive oil. The color says something about the time
of season the olives are harvested and not about the quality.
benefits of olives and olive-oil
In the mediterranean
countries of Europe people eat a lot of olive oil. It is common to eat
bread or toast just dipped in olive oil. Because of the daily use of
oil the people that live in these countries suffer less from heart
than people of other countries in Europe.
of olive oil has a positive effect on the cholesterol level in our
olives grow in a warm environment and the fruit has to protect itself
heat and bright sunshine, olives contain a lot of fenol-like
These substances could possibly play a role in the prevention and cure
of thrombosis and arteriosclerosis.
It is often
said that olive oil causes problems with the stomach or intestines.
is simply not the case. Olive oil is very easy to digest and mild for
can do a little test. If you spill some olive oil on your hands you can
easily wash it off. It disappears fast in the sink and you don't need
a lot of hot water and detergent to wash it away. Because your body is
like a glass of water it reacts the same.
have eaten some olive oil your body will evaporate it within 1½
hour via your pores. This means your body can handle it easily and does
not have to waste any energy to digest it. This works differently with
baking butter and other products, especially those based on animal
In this case you have to scrub hard and need hot water and detergent to
dissolve the fat in the water so it can be washed away.
Use more olive
and butter based on vegetables are to be preferred but olive oil is
of course and you can fry everything in it. To put it shortly:
everything you eat should be based on fruit
or vegetables. You will look and feel much healthier and younger