Olive oil is a magical ingredient often used in the Mediterranean especially Tunisian cuisine. Rich in antioxidants and monounsaturated fats, these are extremely beneficial for the health. Europeans have been using oils extracted from fresh olive, for centuries – and this oil has been linked with longevity, good skin, and long hair.
Usually, unprocessed olive oils come in various colors and flavorings based on the soil quality and the maturity of the olives. The oil comes in wide multiple shades starting from dark green to almost clear, based on the refining technique used. Ideally, prime quality olive oils are thicker inconsistency, but not too thick.
Nutritional facts regarding olive oil
A spoon of olive oil contains around 120 calories and 14 grams of fat. The fats in the oil are of a healthy variant, so suitable for people on a strict diet. Its moderate use as cooking oil and dressing can bring in multiple health benefits.
According to the USDA around fifteen grams of olive oil contains
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 14g
- Sodium: 0.3mg
- Carbohydrates, Sugars, Fiber, Protein: 0g
- Rich in Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in building immunity and maintains regular nerve conduction. Research has shown that daily consumption of Olive oil boosts immunity in children. Also, people with active acne-prone skin can benefit from it.
- Filled with monounsaturated fat
The olive oil is has a high composition of monounsaturated fats that are linked with increasing good cholesterol (HDL) and bringing down bad cholesterol (LDL). People with a heart condition or high cholesterol percentage in blood could have olive oil to manage their condition. Also, the polyphenols in the oil can help in managing platelet clumping, the main reason for heart attack.
Fafani Foods, one of the biggest producers of Tunisian cuisine staples, offers you classic olive oils made from handpicked olives. To know more about their products, visit http://fafanifoods.com/ or call 844-232-1411.