Olive oil is one of the healthiest substitute for any fat used in any cooking recipe. Try substituting butter or shortening with olive oil.
People who live in the Mediterranean countries have some of the lowest mortality rates in the world from cardiovascular-related diseases. There are many researches showing positive links between Mediterranean diet and olive oil, which is their main source of fat.
Olive oil contains more monounsaturated fatty acids than any other fat or oil.
Olive oil is the most easily absorbed edible fat.
Olive oil contains absolutely no cholesterol.
Using olive oil in place of saturated fats as the main fat in your diet may actually help reduce cholesterol levels.
You can bake with olive oil. Just substitute the same amount for the fat called for in the recipe. The result is moist, even textured cake with a tender crumb.
You can fry with olive oil. When used in frying, olive oil coats food instead of being absorbed. It also contains high amounts of antioxidants and can be reused 4-5 times before being discarded. Other fats and oils can only be used twice.
There are numerous varieties of olives, and olive oil is the only cooking and salad oil that offers a variety of natural flavors – no two are alike.
Olive oil can keep for 2 years or more if unopened and stored properly.
Olive oil can keep even longer than any other oil, if stored in a cool dark place.
Olive oil is the second best-selling type of oil and the fastest growing segment of fats and oils in the United States.