How to Use Olive Oil ?
How to Use Olive oil? Uses & Health Benefits
-Omega-3 and omega-6 –fatty acids are present in olive oil that is good for brain and memory power.
-Vitamin E in olive oil helps brings your dry brittle nails back to life.
-Olive oil when applied on hairs and scalp, it treats dandruff.
-Olive oil helps to soften or dilute ear wax.
-We can use olive oil to polish the house hold furniture.
-We can use olive oil to remove grease or paint from surface.
-Olive oil contains large amount of antioxidants.
-Due to its antioxidant properties it reduces premature aging. It also fights with cancer causing cell.
-Olive oil contains fat soluble vitamin,D,E and K. These vitamins are beneficial for our skin or health.
-Olive oil is used to exfoliate the skin or as a moisturizer for dry scaly skin.
-To remove eye makeup apply one drop of olive oil to a cotton ball and gently wipe the eye area.
-Olive oil is also used to treat stretch marks, scars, etc.
Olive oil promotes the flow of high density lipoprotein or HDL. Which is called good cholesterol.
-One table spoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice, mix well it is an effective remedy for constipation.
-It is good massage oil for infant and toddlers.
-It is used as salad dressing.
-It protects against ulcerative colitis.
-It can help decreasing blood pressure.
-It improves blood sugar control and enhance insulin sensitivity.
-People regularly in talking olive oil are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
-It can prevent onset of osteoporosis.
-It may reduce breast cancer risk.
It is rich in mono saturated fatty acid which is considered as a healthy food.
What is Olive oil ?
Olive oil was discovered and began to be used thousands of year ago in the classical era.Olive was native to Asia minor and spread from Iran,Syria and Palestine to the rest of the Mediterranean basin.Greek olive oil is considered to be the best in the world. It’s an evergreen tree that grows up to 15-meter height and has small drupe,olive is harvested in green to purple stage ninety percent of all harvested olives are turned into oil while ten percent are used as table olives.
Olive tree prefers calcareous soils and costal climate conditions.Olives like hot weather and sunny position without any shade.They tolerate drought well. Olive oil is a fat obtained from olive and is produced by pressing whole olives. Three type of olive oil are manufactured, extra virgin,olive oil,ordinary virgin olive oil and pomace olive oil.Extra virgin olive oil is made from pure olives and by cold pressed method and regular olive oil is blend of cold pressed and processed oils.Olives are grown in many places with similar climates such as south Africa, Chile, Peru, Australia, Zealand, Argentine and California.Spain is the world’s biggest producer of olive oils. Per capita national consumption is highest in Greece followed by Spain and Italy.Olive is a symbol of peace wealth,fame.There are myth’s and legend about romanticizing the power of this liquid gold as, it was referred to by homer in the Iliad.
Olive oil is mainly used in cooking, base for perfumes and cosmetics.Olive oil has natural healing power. Hippocrates was the first known medical practitioner to use olive oil based ointment to treat wounds and traumas.Olive oil is well known remedy for sore throat, cuts, wounds and bruises. It is also called European olive.It is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean,Asia and Africa. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics,pharmaceuticals, soap and for fuel in traditional oil lamps.There are two types of oil produced refined and unrefined oil.Olive tree ranges in height from 3 to 12 meter and has numerous branches.Its leaves are lance-shaped dark green in color.Olive tree is one of the oldest growing tree in the world,the life span of tree is 1500 years or average life span is 500 years. The wood of tree is very hard. It is used to make furniture or articles of everyday use.Leaves of olive tree have medical uses and have calming effect.
They are also good for the immune system and to bring down high level of cholesterol.Olive tree need a subtropical climate and do best with mild winters and long warm and dry summers. They are sensitive to hard freezing environment. Pure Olive oil is obtained by grinding olives and extracting the oil by mechanical or chemical means.Green olives produce bitter oil and overripe olives can produce oil that is rancid that’s why perfectly ripened olive should be taken for extraction of oil.
Olive oil is liquid at room temperature.It has same vegetable oil and olive fruit characteristics.
Component of olive oil
Main components of olive oil are oleic acid,palmitic acid, sterols etc.