10 fun facts about Olive Oil

To us olive oil is life. Which is why we love to share our passion for this amazing product from the earth with you. Here at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort we use this oil with everything, to accompany gourmet dishes, as a cosmetic product and even as an oil for massages. To get to know olive oil a little better, we have 10 fun facts about olive oil that you may not have ever known, plus if you want to let us know about a fact we missed, post it on our facebook page, we would love to know!1. Olea europaea or the olive tree, is an evergreen tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa. This tree provides the olives used to make extra virgin olive oil and is considered a very resistent tree, withstanding various climates.

2. The olive oil tree was brought to Italy around 1000 B.C. {likely from Greece}

3. Olive oil is technically a fruit juice! It is crushed like other fruits; oranges, lemons etc.

4.  The term Cold pressed means that the oil was not heated over a certain temperature (27 °C) during processing (this retaining more nutrients etc.).

5. Olive oil trees can live to up to 2,000 years

6. The first eye shadow was created in Ancient Greece by mixing ground charcoal with olive oil.

7. While it is widely known that using olive can help lower cholesterol, it does more than help your heart – it also happent o be full of polyphenols which is a type of antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage, they also can have anti-inflammatory properties.

8. How you store your olive oil is important, bypass the clear containers that are exposed to light and go for a bottle made of dark green glass or another material that protects it from light.

9.  Extra Virgin olive oil comes from the crushing of the olives and you can label your product as Extravirgin only if it is free of defect based on the comments of a panel test.

10. Italy exports more olive oil to the United States than to anywhere else.


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