Homer, the ancient Greek epic poet, called Olive Oil “THE LIQUID GOLD.”
Olive oil is the juice of the olive. Traditionally, it is the only one of the oils commonly found on the marketplace that is extracted from a fresh fruit by using stone press without the use of solvents.
It is therefore, a completely natural product with an exceptional aroma and flavour that comes direct from the fruit of the olive tree.
Thanks to its high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, popular known as Omega 9, vitamin E, natural anti-oxidants and other nutrients, medical science today considers it to be one of the healthiest oils, its outstanding aroma and flavour and its high stability and versatility have won it the recognition of consumers and cooking professionals worldwide.
OLIVE OIL AND HEALTH
The health benefits of olive oil are backed by scientific research.
It reduces “bad” cholesterol (LDL), while retaining “good” cholesterol (HDL).
This help to prevent atherosclerosis and certain types of cancer.
It is well tolerated by the stomach and facilitates digestion; two small tablespoons of olive oil on an empty stomach can help to relieve chronic constipation.
Improving cardiovascular circulation and helping to slow down the ageing of cells. It is highly recommended for both the elderly and children
Swelling: crush a clove of garlic using a swab of cotton wool or a gauze dressing.
Rub a little virgin olive oil onto the swelling then cover with the garlic swab. Cover with another dressing and leave until the swelling goes down.
Olive oil is useful for rubbing into the skin on any part of the body before a massage as it helps the muscles and nerves to relax.
Olive oil helps to strengthen nails and soften cuticles. Before going to bed, soak your nails in a mixture of warm olive oil and lemon juice. Then cover your hands with smooth cloth gloves to allow the oil to soak into your nails during the night.
When dressing salads and vegetables, pour the olive oil first, and then add salt and vinegar or lemon. Adding the oil first provides a protective layer which helps the vegetable to stay fresh and crisp.
If you use a little olive oil in the water when cooking pasta, it will prevent it from sticking.