Yosher-Dan Pure Olive Oil
The pure olive oil is the liquid fat obtained from olives (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives.
Chemical Composition of Olive Oil/ Nutritional Breakdown
Ninety-nine (99%) of olive oil is made up of triacylglycerols (triglycerides). Other compounds include fatty acids, such as palmitic (C16:0), palmitoleic (C16:1), stearic (C18:0), oleic (C18:1), linoleic (C18:2), linolenic (C18:3). Mono- and diacylglycerols, hydrocarbons, sterols, as well as phenolic and volatile compounds make up olive oil. Rich in antioxidants, vitamin K, and vitamin E, olive oil boasts a very good nutritional profile.
- Healthy monounsaturated fats: About 14% of the oil is saturated fat, whereas 11% is polyunsaturated, such as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. But the predominant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, making up 73% of the total oil content. Oleic acid reduces inflammation and may even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.
- Managing Type 2 diabetes: Fatty acids help to manage and lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes. In addition, higher olive intake lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
- Boosting antioxidant profile: Olive oils contain phenolic compounds, that may help remove free radicals throughout your body.
- Improving heart health: Lowering LDL cholesterol levels, boosting endothelial function, decreasing blood pressure, reducing platelet aggregation and lowering the risk of thrombosis are beneficial effects of olive oil on the circulatory system.
- Improves digestion: It is known to aid in the digestive process. It is used as a medicinal oil to clean the digestive tract and improve bowel movements.
- Delays aging process: Rich in antioxidants, olive oil slows the natural aging process of the human body. Used in cosmetic products and natural herbal therapy, it does wonders for the skin by giving it a natural shine.
- Prevents gallstones: Use of olive oil is also effective in preventing gallstones as it has a laxative effect.
- Strengthens cell walls: Olive oil contains polyphenols which help in building stronger cell walls. It also increases the elasticity of arterial walls, protecting you against various heart conditions.
- Lowers hypertension: Foods rich in unsaturated fats (found in olive oil), nitrite, and nitrate (found in leafy green vegetables) may help protect you from hypertension.