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  By posted Aug 13th 2012
Diet & Fitness

 

Olive oil. Olive oil is an oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by grinding whole olives and extracting the oil by mechanical or chemical means. Spain, Italy and Greece are the three largest olive oil producers in the world.

Olive oil has a very distinctive taste which overpowers/influences the taste of a dish to a great extent. Olive oil is well known for its many health benefits. It contains about 5 mg of natural antioxidants called polyphenolin in every 10 grams of the oil.

 

 

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