Olive oil consistence
Olive oil is the main source of fat in the Mediterranean
Its molecule consists by 83% from monounsaturated oleic acid - King of
fatty substances - and the rest of the molecule consists of saturated
and unsaturated fatty acids in the most harmonious combination. It also
contains about 300 substances, some of which are squalene, sterols,
polyphenols, flavonoids, tocopherols (vitamin E), carotenoid pigments (provitamin
A), phenolic substances, chlorophyll, minerals, trace elements etc.
which give it a wonderful flavor, aroma.
All these antioxidant micronutrients benefit greatly the human body and
they protect it from damage from oxidation by free radicals, while
turning olive oil into a strong oil product sheltering it from