1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
My Favourite Fat is Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it used to be Olive Oil, then through reading I realised that to pay some extra pounds more you actually get THE REAL STUFF.
When you buy "any" olive oil, you just pay for a FAKE, you pay for a Name BUT YOU DONT GET ANY BENEFITS OUT OF IT.
Cheap Olive Oil COULD BE COMPARED TO ANY OTHER VEGETABLE OIL! Some lower quality versions can be extracted using chemicals, or even diluted with other cheaper oils.
What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
It is pressed from olives, the fruits of the olive tree, you just press the olives and the oil comes out.
No addition of Any sorts...JUST PLAIN OLIVE OIL!
Olive Oil contains modest amounts of Vitamins E and K and plenty of beneficial fatty acids.
This is the nutrient content of 100 grams of olive oil (1):
- Saturated fat: 13.8%.
- Monounsaturated fat: 73% (most of it the 18 carbon long oleic acid).
- Omega-6: 9.7%.
- Omega-3: 0.76%.
- Vitamin E: 72% of the RDA.
- Vitamin K: 75% of the RDA.
The health benefits of Olive Oil are numerous and it is also ONE OF THE BEST FOOD, EVERYBODY AGREE ON.
I used to believe Olive Oil was only good for salads and it TURNS OUT THAT IT CAN RESIST TO QUITE A HIGH TEMPERATURE WITHOUT BECOMING RANCID.
In other words you can also fry with Extra Virgin Olive Oil!