Fun Facts About Olive Oil

Find facts about olive oil in Bible:

"Thou shalt have olive trees throughout
all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself
with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit."

Facts About Olive Oil: Did You Know That...

  • Olive oil is one of the healthiest substitute for any fat used in any cooking recipe. Try substituting butter or shortening with olive oil.
  • People who live in the Mediterranean countries have some of the lowest mortality rates in the world from cardiovascular-related diseases. There are many researches showing positive links between Mediterranean diet and olive oil, which is their main source of fat.
  • Whereas the people living in Finland and the United States, who consume the highest amounts of saturated fat, have the highest mortality rate in the world.
  • Olive oil contains more monounsaturated fatty acids than any other fat or oil.
  • Olive oil is the most easily absorbed edible fat.
  • Olive oil contains absolutely no cholesterol.
  • Using olive oil in place of saturated fats as the main fat in your diet may actually help reduce cholesterol levels.
  • You can bake with olive oil. Just substitute the same amount for the fat called for in the recipe. The result is moist, even textured cake with a tender crumb.
  • You can fry with olive oil. When used in frying, olive oil coats food instead of being absorbed. It also contains high amounts of antioxidants and can be reused 4-5 times before being discarded. Other fats and oils can only be used twice.
  • There are numerous varieties of olives, and olive oil is the only cooking and salad oil that offers a variety of natural flavors - no two are alike.
  • Olive oil can keep for 2 years or more if unopened and stored properly.
  • Olive oil can keep even longer than any other oil, if stored in a cool dark place.
  • olive oil is the second best-selling type of oil and the fastest growing segment of fats and oils in the United States.

More Olive Oil Facts...

  • The olive tree is an evergreen.
  • The olive tree was first cultivated in 6,000 B.C.
  • Olive trees can live up to 600 years or more.
  • It takes 5-8 years before an olive tree will bear its first fruit.
  • There are over 800 million olive trees now planted worldwide.

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