Olive oil is how we refer to the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees. People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to its numerous proven health benefits and its culinary usefulness.
Replacing butter and other less healthy fats with olive oil has been shown to aim in the prevention of a myriad of diseases and counter effects of aging. Prominent cardiologists recommend at least two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil each day.
Extra virgin olive oil is the only cooking oil that is made without the use of chemicals and industrial refining. Since extra virgin olive oil is simply fruit juice without any additives, its quality and taste are influenced by the varieties of olives, the land where they were grown, and the countless decisions and production practices of a dedicated producer.