cosmetics

olive oil in
cosmetics

Olive oil is the most natural way of care and an excellent tool for soft and smooth skin. With regular use, skin flushes and reduces the risk of skin inflammation, bacteria, fungi... It has a regenerating effect on the skin tissue and the ability to regulate natural moisture in skin. It softens and nourishes the skin and affects the well stimulation and treatment of skin - tightens and strengthens, contains a lot of vitamin E and is a natural source of antioxidants which is why visibly reduce skin aging.

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cosmetics

olive oil in
recipes

Virgin and extra-virgin oils are best used uncooked or cooked at low to medium temperatures. Refined and olive oil grade oils are the choices for high-heat uses, such as frying. Although extra-virgin and virgin olive oils stand up to heat remarkably well, they do lose flavor as they're heated, so they are best for uncooked dishes. Use them to harmonize the spices in a dish, to enhance and build flavors, and to add body and depth. Explore our rich collection of recipes that are based on helathy features of olive oil.

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olive oil AS
MEDICINE

Olive Oil is rich in chlorophyll and carotenoids, vitamin E, phenols and polyphenols. Antioxidants from olive oil prevent the oxidation process, which is responsible for the premature death of cells. It has been proven that olive oil and olives with its antioxidant properties protect cells and delay aging. Ingredients in olives have anti-inflammatory properties, thus reducing the risk of cancer. Present in olive oil are oleic and linoleic acid, which clean the blood and lower the blood pressure.

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Secret facts about

Olive Oil

People who's cuisine is based on olive oil are more resistant to heart diseases and blood vessels, as well as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer. Olive oil is commonly used with seafood, and to retain their beneficial ingredients, it is best to add when a dish is already over. Of course, it can also be used in the preparation of meals, because it is very stable, but also (for example, cooking), its beneficial effect is still decreasing. So it's best to use it for salads or raw vegetables to enjoy the full effect.

For staying in shape, two to three tablespoons of olive oil a day are sufficient, according to nutritionists. The secret healing properties of this oil lies in the composition of fat. Contains 80 percent oleic and linoleic acids, ten percent that are known to be strong protectors of the heart. In addition, antioxidants, polifenolto-koferoli and vitamin E provides a better protection against free radicals.

 

How to choose a good quality olive oil?

Quality olive oil is identified by color, odor and taste. It is slightly bitter taste, greenish in color and has the smell of fruit and grass.
Pour a little oil on the palm or a wide glass that heats up between your hands and the first thing you feel is the smell of olives, the same one that can be felt when a fresh piece of fruit mash fingers. Then put some oil in the mouth and suction between the teeth, so that in addition to taste and others can feel the smell of oil made from freshly picked fruits and those pungent taste. Since bad fruit gets the oil metallic taste, a lot of olives harvested before processing taste like reheated fat. Heavy smell is a sign of poor quality or defective olive oil.

Storing olive oil

Olive Oil Acidity occurs when there is a splitting of various fatty acids, and increases the acidity and the presence of water in the oil. Rancidity occurs when there is a chemical reaction, and stronger if the oil is greater presence of oxygen, sunlight and heavy materials. Olive oil should be stored in containers made of glass, but not any of those bottles must be of glass dark color that absorbs ultraviolet light, impeccably clean and sterile. The room in which holds the olive oil must be less exposed to the sun and don't store other sharp smell (pickled cabbage, potatoes, onions ...)