Healthy properties of olive oil

propiedades del aceite de oliva

The healthful properties of olive oil are multiple, we can find this product in soaps, creams, lotions, fragrances, etc.
The appearance of this fruit dates from 4000 to 3000 a. C. In Spain the cultivation of the fruit by the Phoenicians in the year 1100 a.C. subsequently had a great contribution to its growth because of economic relations with Greece. Spain has an area of around ​​2.584,564 hectares, present in 13 of the 17 Autonomous Communities, the Balearic Islands among them.

Liquid gold with healthy properties.

More than 260 varieties are recognized, 25 of which are the best known in our Spanish territory.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) can also be described as the olive juice or, as a good expert of olive oil would say, liquid gold.
This treasure that the olive grove is capable of making, like a good wine, is an expression of the land that hosts it and at the same time the essence of each olive grove.

 

Which are the senses that  we can get to enjoy to the maximum at the time of tasting this liquid gold?

The answer is easy … with all of them!
In aromas extra virgin olive oil can be very varied depending on the state of the raw material, the cultivation methods and the variety of olives.
In Mallorca we have four varieties authorized by our DO Oli de Mallorca; Mallorquina, empeltre, picual and arbequina. The most common aromas that
we can find when tasting a good EVOO and of course taking into account the precision of all the details and rules of cultivation at every moment, are apple, artichoke, citrus fruits, tomato, aromatic herbs … it can really be an explosion for the senses. Once you learn to perceive and distinguish these nuances you can fully enjoy the gastronomic experience. You will learn to enjoy the flavor that it can contribute to your daily dishes, not to mention nutritionally speaking and the properties that this food gives you.

Healthy benefits of olive oil

Did you know that many researches throughout the world have shown results in favor of the consumption of EVOO? Why? Because it benefits our health.

One study demonstrated that it is the only source of monounsaturated fats related to reducing the risk of a stroke and heart attacks. In addition, it contains large amounts of antioxidants, and we already know what that means: healthy and radiant skin for everyone!

The benefits of olive oil not only highlight its organoleptic qualities, in addition, we obtain multiple advantages for our health.

Prevention of cardiovascular diseases: with a daily consumption of olive oil we reduce LDL cholesterol levels, while increasing HDL cholesterol, improving blood circulation and lowering our blood pressure.

It is an antioxidant thanks to the high content of vitamin E, prevents bone disease and rheumatism, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.

To sum up, we must include olive oil in our diet, as it offers a large sum of benefits for our health. Liquid gold at our fingertips.

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