Packed with antioxidants that can help fight disease, olive oil and specifically extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has powerful health benefits. Antioxidants help to reduce the risk of chronic disease, while vitamin E supports a normal immune system. Researchers have found that a diet heavy in olive oil is particularly successful in lowering some heart risks because of its monounsaturated fat content which helps control cholesterol levels.
Olive oil is also widely used because of the increasing popularity of food dishes that use it such as salad dressings, vegetable dishes, and desserts across southern European, Middle Eastern and North African cuisines. In this blog we explore the benefits of olive oil alongside the challenges in it's production.