Flavor Your Life, A European Union Funded Campaign, Details the Nutritional Value of Olive Oil

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Flavor Your Life discusses the composition of olive oil and how the presence of certain fats can be essential in diets.

On June 27, Flavor Your Life, a campaign dedicated to promoting olive oil and specific classifications like extra virgin Italian olive oil, reports that olive oil contains specific nutritional benefits, like healthy fats, that can positively affect a diet.

Olive oil, which is created from pressing the juice out of the olive, is the only fat that is derived this way. No other fat is extracted from juicing a fruit. Incorporating the fat extracted from olives into extra virgin olive oilcan be beneficial to its nutritional value and taste.

The composition of vitamin E, antioxidants, pro-vitamin A, and polyunsaturated fats in olive oil can all help individuals maintain good health. Olive oil also contains monounsaturated fats, which are superior to unsaturated fats that are found in butter.Olive oil contains an average of 15% saturated fat.

The unsaturated fats in olive oil are broken down into oleic acids and linoleic acids. Oleic acid is an element that is already present in our bodies. Linoleic acid is least present in the body, but is heavily present in breast milk. This makes olive oil a great nutritional entity for children.

Polyunsaturated fats can also be found in olive oil. This fat is important because it cannot be produced by the human body. Since the body cannot produce polyunsaturated fats, olive oil plays a key part in obtaining it.

Flavor Your Life, a campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.

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