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  Olive oil is directly cold pressed from fresh olive oil and preserves natural nutrients without heat and chemical treatment. Olive oil is considered to be the most suitable fat for human nutrition in the oils found so far.

Olive oil and olive pomace oil have a history of thousands of years in the Mediterranean countries, and are known in the West as "liquid gold", "plant oil queen", "mediterranean nectar", because of its excellent natural health benefits, beauty Efficacy and ideal cooking use. The high-grade olive oil that can be eaten is the natural fruit juice extracted by the physical cold pressing process with the first-fruit or mature olive oil. The residue is chemically extracted from the olive pulp residue. It is the world's natural form for humans. One of the woody vegetable oils that are eaten.


Olive seeds can be extracted from olive oil, and the oil extracted is called olive oil. Olive oil is an edible oil that is most beneficial to human health. After a study and trial of olive oil in a hospital in the United Kingdom, it was found that olive oil has a role in relieving rheumatoid arthritis, which may be related to the level of prostaglandin, a pro-inflammatory factor that reduces tissue inflammation in the body.

Olive oil has a history of thousands of years in the Mediterranean countries. It is known in the West as “liquid gold”, “Queen of vegetable oil” and “Mediterranean nectar”. The reason lies in its excellent natural health benefits, beauty effects and ideal cooking. use. The high-grade olive oil that can be eaten is the natural fruit juice extracted by the physical cold pressing process with the first-fruit or mature olive fruit. It is the only woody vegetable oil in the world that is used for human consumption in the form of natural state.

Introduction

Olive oil is native to the Mediterranean coast. According to records, the earliest artificial cultivation of olive trees began in Crete, Greece, and has been in existence for thousands of years. According to some statistics, in the Bible, "Olive" - "Olive" appears more than 200 times.

Olive oil is a famous tree species with a long history in the world. In plant taxonomy, Olea Europaea L. is classified into Oleaceae, Olea, and evergreen small trees. Olive growth on the Mediterranean coast. The most suitable soil and temperature conditions, such as temperature, sunshine, air humidity and precipitation. Except for the Mediterranean coast, other areas can only be sporadic in the appropriate areas. Olive oil is a tree of longevity. It starts after 4~5 years of planting. The fruiting period can last from 50 to 100 years. The fruit is stone fruit and looks like Chinese jujube. Every year from March to June, it is the time when the olive tree blossoms and bears fruit. From July to October, the fruit begins to develop and mature, and the fruit changes from green to red, purple, and finally black. The harvest season of the fruit is from November to February. The physical properties of the olive fruit and the chemical composition of the pulp vary with different varieties, maturity, geographical environment, soil texture and planting methods. Olive oil with extra virgin olive oil (extra virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil, ordinary virgin olive oil), olive pomace oil (olive pomace oil, refined olive pomace oil, olive pomace oil), in addition to the above In addition to the classification, extra virgin olive oil has organic extra virgin olive oil and EU Certificate of Origin Protection (PDO) extra virgin olive oil. There is also a kind of pure olive oil in the Chinese market. Olive oil is a blend of refined olive oil and a certain amount of extra virgin olive oil. Internationally, olive oil is usually divided into the above categories without other names.


blood circulation

Hypertension, heart disease, heart failure, kidney failure, cerebral hemorrhage. In the book "Omega Health. Simple and Longevity Plan" by Dr. Artemis Simoples, it is mentioned that omega-6 fatty acids in edible oil cause arterial contraction, thereby forcing the heart to overload. Work, causing high blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids in olive oil increase the amount of nitric oxide, an important chemical that can relax your arteries and prevent arterial damage caused by high blood pressure. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids can prevent the formation of blood clots in two ways. First, it can reduce the viscosity of platelets, so that platelets and fibrinogen are not easily entangled; secondly, omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the amount of fibrinogen, which greatly reduces the probability of thrombosis.

Digestive system

Olive oil contains more unsaturated fatty acids than any vegetable oil, rich in vitamins A, D, E, olive oil, F, K and carotene and other fat-soluble vitamins and antioxidants, and contains no cholesterol. Therefore, the body's digestion and absorption rate is extremely high. It has the function of reducing gastric acid, preventing the occurrence of gastritis and duodenal ulcer; it can stimulate bile secretion, stimulate the activity of pancreatic enzyme, degrade the oil, and be absorbed by the intestinal mucosa to reduce the occurrence of cholecystitis and gallstones. There is also a function of moisturizing the intestines, long-term consumption can effectively relieve constipation.

Protect the skin

Olive oil is rich in squalene and essential fatty acids with excellent skin affinity. It absorbs quickly and effectively maintains skin elasticity and moisturizing. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamins E, K, A, D, etc. Phenolic anti-oxidant substances can eliminate facial wrinkles, prevent skin aging, have skin care and hair protection, prevent hand and foot cleft palate, etc. It is a beauty skin care product that can be "eaten". In addition, the skin can be used to protect against skin cancer by spraying the skin with olive oil.

Protective stretch marks

Known as "liquid gold" olive oil, in addition to the fragrant nutrients flowing between the lips, the skin's moisturizing and cosmetic effect is also amazing. It has been confirmed by scientific research that the essence of olive oil contains a large number of effective skin care ingredients, which are unique in preventing skin oxidation and promoting the body's vitality. Especially striking is that olive oil can effectively eliminate the pregnancy that makes mothers feel distressed during pregnancy. The pattern can be described as the “liquid gold” in the beauty and food industry.

Such a wonderful and precious olive oil from Australia, from fresh fruit trees to finished products filling no more than 24h, hand-picked, for the unique skin essence of Asian women, the pregnant mothers only need to touch a little Gently press the skin, you can restore the vitality of the skin while moisturizing and curing, enhance the skin's flexibility, delicate and smooth, and avoid the formation of stretch marks on the roots!

Secretory system

Olive oil enhances the metabolic function of the organism. This is because olive oil contains more than 80% monounsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids, while DHA in omega-3 fatty acids can increase the sensitivity of insulin. When the content of unsaturated fatty acids in the cell membrane is higher, it has double The greater the number of keys, the stronger the activity. DHA with six double bonds is the most unsaturated fatty acid, so it makes the cell membrane the most active. The number of active insulin membrane receptors is high, and the more sensitive it is to insulin. When the body takes in an appropriate proportion of fatty acids, the metabolism is more normal, and the chances of developing obesity and diabetes are reduced. The latest research shows that healthy people can reduce their glucose content by 12% after eating olive oil. Therefore, olive oil has become the best edible oil for preventing and controlling diabetes.

benefit

The natural antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in olive oil help the body's absorption of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, etc., which promote bone growth. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids help maintain bone density and reduce free radicals. Osteoporosis caused by (highly active molecules).

Anticancer effect

Because olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids in polyunsaturated fatty acids can reduce the amount of linoleic acid extracted from the blood by cancer, so that cancer is excluded. Very needed nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids can also compete with omega-6 fatty acids for the enzymes required for the metabolism of cancer, making the cell membrane of cancer cells more unsaturated, easy to destroy, inhibiting tumor cell growth and reducing tumor incidence. Therefore, it can prevent certain cancers (breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer): In addition, omega-3 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fatty acids) can also increase the efficacy of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are through free radicals ( The explosion of highly active molecules attacks the cell membrane to kill the cells. When the cell membrane is adequately damaged, the cancer cells will self-destruct. Omega-3 fatty acids make cell membranes more susceptible to free radical attack, which increases the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

The main component of olive oil is olive acid, and scholars at Northwestern University in Chicago have shown that oleic acid not only reduces the risk of malignant tumors, but also increases the cure rate even in the case of malignant tumors.

Olivine can inhibit the activity of the cancer gene called "female sphincter-2". After some treatment of proteins that cause breast cancer, the chance of developing breast cancer is reduced by 46%. For those who are unfortunately suffering from breast cancer, olive oil can also prevent its deterioration - olive oil can improve the treatment of breast cancer treatments. If only a small amount of oleic acid is in effect, the cancer cells will gradually adapt to the environment of oleic acid and continue to grow, but if the amount of oleic acid reaches a sufficient amount, the tumor cells will be killed.

Radiation protection

Because olive oil contains polyphenols and lipopolysaccharide, olive oil also has a radiation-proof function, so olive oil is often used to make astronaut food. People who use computers frequently regard them as the best products for health care. You can use olive oil to massage your face and eyes before using the computer for a long time, or you can achieve the same effect by using an olive oil-rich bath. Please note that due to the difference in the content of olive oil and laurel oil, the radiation protection effect is not the same.


Baby food

According to its composition and digestibility, olive oil is the most suitable oil for infants. Half of the baby's calories come from the fat in the mother's milk. After weaning, the calories needed are obtained through the oil in the diet. The ratio of linolenic acid and linoleic acid which can not be synthesized in the nutrient composition of olive oil is similar to that of breast milk, and it is easily absorbed. It can promote the growth and development of nerves and bones in infants and young children. It is an excellent nutrient and fetal growth agent for pregnant women. Postpartum and lactation are good tonics.

Anti-cracking

Experts recommend that all pregnant mothers, with two weeks before delivery and one week before, can use the right amount of olive oil to apply the skin around the nipple every day. Because many new mothers often have nipple splitting during breastfeeding, this has a lot to do with insufficient skin elasticity and excessive drying around the nipple. As long as the skin around the nipple is often applied with olive oil before delivery, it can effectively enhance its elasticity and prevent nipple splitting.

And the regular application of olive oil can also soak the old skin and scale on the nipple, which not only can prevent the nipple from splitting, but also make the colostrum flow more smoothly.

Anti-Aging

Among the many components of olive oil, carotene and chlorophyll give olive oil yellow-green, while chlorophyll plays a role in metabolism, promotes cell growth and accelerates wound healing. It also helps to beautify people's appearance and reduce wrinkles. Experiments show that the antioxidants contained in olive oil can eliminate free radicals in the body, restore the health of the organs and organs of the human body, prevent brain aging, and prolong life.

Vascular disease

Olive oil protects the cardiovascular system in many ways. 1 It prevents inflammation by reducing homocysteine, an amino acid that damages the walls of the coronary arteries, and reduces damage to the arterial wall. 2 Lower the blood pressure by increasing the amount of nitric oxide in the body to relax the arteries. 3 monounsaturated fatty acids in olive oil can reduce the oxidation of LDA cholesterol. 4 A kind of squalene contained in olive oil can increase the content of HDL (good cholesterol) in the body and reduce the content of LDL (bad cholesterol). The more the amount of HDL cholesterol in the body, the oxidation of the arteries. The less the amount of LDL cholesterol. The latest research proves. When middle-aged men took olive oil, the average cholesterol dropped by 13%, and the dangerous “bad” cholesterol dropped by 21%. 5 olive oil can reduce the rate of blood clot formation by increasing the content of omega-3 fatty acids in the body.

blood pressure

Hypertension refers to arterial hypertension. When the blood pressure reading of the human body is kept above 140/90 mm Hg, it is high blood pressure. Hypertension is one of the major risk factors in the development of arteriosclerosis. It is associated with high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, diabetes, and is known as a major health problem in developed countries. Like other risk factors, lifestyle has a direct impact on high blood pressure. One in four adults has high blood pressure problems. High blood pressure increases the risk of premature death due to damage to the human arteries, especially the arteries that supply the heart, kidneys, brain and eye.

It is not particularly certain that what ingredients in the Mediterranean diet have a role in lowering blood pressure. However, there is evidence that adding olive oil to the diet (without changing any other form) does have a blood pressure lowering effect. Regular consumption of olive oil reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Recent evidence suggests that the dose of antihypertensive drugs that need to be taken daily can be reduced when eating olive oil. This may be due to a decrease in nitric acid caused by polyphenols.

Hair Care: Use olive oil to wipe your head, which can be absorbed by the head, skin and hair to prevent hair from yellowing, peeling and reducing dandruff, giving you a smooth and smooth hair.


Discrimination method

View: Usually the oil body is turbid, and there is no translucent luster of authentic olive oil. The lighter color is not high, it may be a blending oil. When observing, be sure to check carefully whether these characteristics are present.

Smell: There are special other flavors, such as mildew, muddy, sour, metallic, scent and other odors. When you smell these, it means that the olive oil has deteriorated and it is not recommended to buy.

Taste: There are other unusual tastes or tastes, not authentic olive oil.

Body care

Eyebrows: Use olive oil to brush eyelashes and eyebrows every day to make the eyebrows become black and shiny.

Eye protection: Use olive oil to massage the eyes, which can remove eye lines and crow's feet.

Face protection: Using the rubbing surface of olive oil, it can remove dirt from the pores of facial skin, reduce pigmentation, remove fine lines, and increase skin luster and elasticity.

Lip protection: When the weather turns cold, stomach discomfort or cold, the lips will appear dry and peeling. Applying olive oil to the lips will make the lips delicate and smooth for a few days.

Hand guard: Because the sebaceous glands on the back of the hand are few and often exposed daily, it will be very short of water and oil and become dry. After washing your hands, apply a drop of olive oil to your hands and your hands will become moisturized. After rubbing your hands with a scrub and soaking warm olive oil every week, you will have a soft and soft hand.

Feet: Soak your legs with warm water and gently massage with olive oil to prevent cracking, yellowing, aging and hardening.

Skin: When the weather is dry, the skin will itch. At this time, apply olive oil with a variety of vitamins on the skin to moisturize itching and prevent allergies.

Skin Care: Applying olive oil to the skin after bathing can make the whole skin not dry and moisturized, delicate and elastic, and also can play a sunscreen role.

Applying makeup: Use olive oil before applying the foundation to moisturize the skin, make the skin shine, protect the skin from cosmetic damage, and prevent makeup powder from falling off.

Make-up Remover: Apply olive oil to the cotton pad to remove makeup and remove makeup or even waterproof cosmetics.

In addition to stretch marks: long-term use of olive oil to massage stretch marks, can remove or lighten stretch marks.

Slimming: Drink two tablespoons of olive oil on an empty stomach every morning to help digestion, prevent constipation, and slim down.

Categories

"GB 23347-2009" olive oil, olive pomace oil national standard, olive oil is mainly divided into three categories of virgin olive oil, refined olive oil, pomace oil, please see the list:

Large class Small class Chinese name Small class international standard name

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Virgin olive oil, intermediate virgin olive oil, mediun-grade Virgin Olive Oil

Virgin olive oil virgin olive oil Lampante Virgin Olive Oil

Refined olive oil refined olive oil refined Olive Oil

Pomace oil olive pomace oil Olive-Pomace Oil

Note: The acidity of olive oil is an important indicator, but each level has its own biochemical indicators and sensory characteristics. For example, in terms of sensory characteristics, it is necessary to achieve standards in terms of color, fragrance, taste, etc., which will be described in detail below. Extra virgin olive oil

Different production areas, olive tree varieties of olive fruit, produce different standards of olive oil, according to the "GB 23347-2009" issued in October 2009, the national standard of olive oil, olive pomace oil, in addition to acidity, trans fatty acids It is also the standard for distinguishing refined olive oil and extra virgin olive oil: c18:1T, c18:2T+c18:3T combined value ≤0.1%. According to the International Olive Oil Council standard, the so-called olive pomace oil, olive pomace oil, cannot be labeled with the name of olive oil.

Grade classification

The International Olive Oil Association divides olive oil into two categories, Virgin Olive Oil and Refined Olive Oil, in five categories.

Extra virgin olive oil, or natural olive oil, is a fat obtained by mechanically cold pressing and filtering to remove foreign matter from fresh olive fruits. According to the acidity, it can be divided into three levels:

Extra Virgin: It is the highest quality, highest quality olive oil and is a natural product. The taste is excellent, with elegant and pleasant plant fragrance, and the acidity is less than 1%.

Fine Virgin: The acidity is slightly higher, but not more than 2%. The taste is pure and aromatic.

Ordinary Virgin: taste and flavor are acceptable, acidity does not exceed 3.3%.

Refined olive oil refers to the olive oil obtained from the refining of virgin olive oil with an acidity of more than 3.3%, or it becomes a “secondary oil”. Refined olive oil can be divided into two levels:

Olive Oil: Refined olive oil is mixed with a certain proportion of virgin olive oil to reconcile the taste and color. Its acidity is below 1.5%, which is transparent and pale golden yellow.

Refined Olive-Pomace Oil: Olive oil obtained by extraction from refined oil residue and refined.

Three categories

Origin oil

(Regional Oil): The selected olive fruit is from a specific planting area in a country. The olive fruit varieties and specific plantations used are generally indicated on the product label. Some plantations receive the European Union's Designated Conservation of Origin (PDO) with its unique fruit and geographical features and strict processing methods. This type of oil has a unique taste and a fruity aroma, so it is more expensive. Usually the oil of origin is sold in olive oil stores and is loved by the middle class.

Industrial oil

(Bulk Oil): They buy large barrels of crude oil from low-cost major production areas in the world, and then blend and mix. This type of olive oil is not planted on the label, only the origin of the bottle. Because the blending is based on a uniform formula, industrial oils generally have a uniform taste, but because of their low price, they are popular among the general consumers.

Manor oil

(Estate Oil): It refers to its olive fruit from its own plantation. Hand-picked, oil on site, bottled immediately, so the manor oil is the best in olive oil, the quality is superior. These oils are basically sold directly by the plantation. Although they are extremely expensive, they are still touted by olive oil lovers.

Edible method

With its unique physical and chemical indicators and health functions, it is gradually becoming the ideal edible oil in the new century. Olive oil is widely used in many countries in the West. If you compare the normal salad oil with the olive oil, the salad oil is transparent yellow. It smells obviously oily. After entering the pot, there is a little green smoke. The color of the olive oil is yellow and green. Smelling a seductive scent, a vegetable and fruit scent runs through the whole process of cooking, it does not destroy the color of the vegetables, nor does it have any greasy feeling.

1. Frying with olives

Unlike herbal oils, olive oils remain stable at high temperatures because of their antioxidant properties and high levels of unsaturated fatty acids. When using ordinary cooking oil, when the oil temperature exceeds the smoke point, the chemical structure of the oil and fat will change, resulting in carcinogenic substances. The smoke point of olive oil is between 240 and 270 degrees Celsius, which is much higher than the smoke value of other commonly used cooking oils. Therefore, olive oil can be used repeatedly and is the most suitable oil for frying.

2, grilled with olive oil

Olive oil is also suitable for burning, roasting, frying and simmering. When cooked in olive oil, the food exudes a tempting aroma that is mouth watering. It is especially recommended to use olive oil for egg fried rice or barbecue.

3. Use olive oil for sauces and condiments

The purpose of the sauce is to bring out the taste of the food instead of covering it. Olive oil is the best oil ingredient for cold sauces and hot sauces. It protects the color of fresh sauces.

Olive oil can be directly mixed with a variety of vegetarian dishes and pasta, can make salads and a variety of mayonnaise, can be applied, bread and other foods. The food mixed with olive oil has a bright color, a smooth taste, a fragrant smell and a rich Mediterranean flavor.

4. Marinated with olive oil

It is marinated in olive oil before cooking, which adds to the delicateness of the food and enhances the taste.

5, direct use of olive oil

When extra virgin olive oil is used directly, the characteristics of the dishes will be maximized. You can use olive oil like salt, because extra virgin olive oil will make the dishes richer and more delicious. You can also add extra virgin olive oil to any dish to balance higher acidity foods such as lemon juice, wine vinegar, wine, tomatoes and more. It also makes the various seasonings in the food more harmonious. If you add some olive oil to the dishes with the condiments, you will find that the taste is better. Extra virgin olive oil also makes the food more fragrant, smoother and more mellow.

6, baked with olive oil

Olive oil is also suitable for baking bread and desserts. Olive oil is far better than butter and can be used in a wide range of desserts and breads.

7. Cooking rice with olive oil

Pour a spoonful of olive oil into the rice to make the rice more fragrant and full of grains.

8, drinking

Drinking a tablespoon (about 8 ml) directly every morning before getting up in the morning or going to bed at night can lower blood fat and blood sugar, treat gastrointestinal diseases and reduce the formation of arterial thrombosis. Especially for the elderly, high blood pressure and heart disease patients. After eating for a few weeks, some of the physiological indicators that were not normal will be significantly improved.

[edible taboo]

Olive oil with a scent of olive fruit is especially suitable for salads and salads. Olive oil is suitable for all ages, about 40 grams per day. Very suitable for infants and young children.

[Do not eat]

Not suitable for frying food, because high temperature will increase the flavor of olive oil and overshadow the taste of the food itself.

Beauty skin

1. Increase the luster and elasticity of the skin:

After washing your face, gently massage the face with "Olive Oil + Salt" to create a scrub and moisturizing effect. Then use a steamed face or a hot towel to cover the face, and remove the dirt that is invisible to the naked eye.

2, firm and moisturizing:

Wash the oil on your face with warm water, gently wipe off the water with a dry towel, then use cotton and olive oil to apply it on your face. After 10~15 minutes, apply the towel with a hot towel and finally use a dry towel. Gently wipe it.

3. Increase skin vitality and elasticity:

Olive oil beauty method

Add 50 ml of milk, add 4-5 drops of raw olive oil, mix the flour with a proper amount, leave it for 20 minutes, then wash it with water for long-term use.

Second, olive oil anti-eye wrinkles:

◎Usage: To deal with annoying fine lines, crow's feet or fine lines of eyes, you can use two drops of olive oil and a little aloe vera gel to mix and apply to the fine lines. Once applied, it will be absorbed and you will not see the lines immediately. When you don't need to wash it, you can apply makeup directly.)

Is olive oil suitable for cooking?

Against the use of olive oil, the main focus is on the boiling point. In vegetable oil, olive oil has the lowest boiling point, followed by rapeseed oil. The boiling point is too low. When it is cooked at high temperature, it may exceed the boiling point and smoke. This will cause harmful effects. substance. However, in Italy, Spain and Greece, people only use olive oil, and they often fry and do not see any disease. This is because the refined olive oil has a much higher boiling point.

Another concern is that if the low-boiling oil of olive oil is overheated, it will form trans fatty acids. This may be true, but only in the case of long-time high-temperature heating and repeated use, if it is not used repeatedly, it will take a few hours to heat up to form trans-fatty acids. This will not happen if you cook yourself. 

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