▷ Interesting facts about olive oil from Europe

25.11.2021 – 20:16


Hamburg, Germany, April 23 / PRNewswire /)

The history of olive oil begins as early as the 6th millennium BC. Even then, liquid gold was an important raw material. Nevertheless, there are still secrets surrounding the natural product. The Olive Oil World Tour, an awareness campaign sponsored by the Spanish Olive Oil Association with co-financing from the European Union, reveals a number of exciting facts.

Did you know that…

… olive oil can contribute to health and fitness?

The natural product from Europe is a real superfood. Nutrition expert Katrin Kleinesper explains: “Compared to other oils, olive oil has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet lowers blood cholesterol. Let’s not forget that high cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary artery disease In addition, certain types of extra virgin olive oil provide a source of polyphenols and vitamin E. Polyphenols help protect blood lipids from oxidative stress, while vitamin E helps protect cells from oxidative damage Daily ration of 20 g of olive oil achieved. “

… is olive oil filling you up?

The study “Fat perception and satiety regulation: Approach to the development of low-fat foods” by the universities of Munich and Vienna has shown that olive oil ensures long-lasting satiety. Rapeseed oil contains similar fatty acids, but is not as filling as olive oil. Researchers see the reason in the olive oil flavors. These are essentially responsible for our feeling of satiety. The faster it subsides, the faster we are hungry again.

… olive oil is good for the environment?

Olive oils from Europe are not only good for the body, but also for the environment. Olive groves are a CO2 sink, removing CO2 from the atmosphere and fixing it in the soil. When producing one liter of olive oil, olive trees remove 10 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere. This crop alone can offset up to a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in Andalusia, one of the most important growing regions in the world. In addition, olive groves prevent erosion and desertification. Did you know that there are more than 340 million olive trees in Spain and that it is the largest man-made forest in the world?

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