EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL: ” For Extra Virgin Olive Oil , means an oil obtained from the first pressing of the fruit , that is the olives , and for this , the extraction processes are exclusively MECHANICAL ; with the new regulations of law,in the label , the consumer must find this statement:
“Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva: Olio d’oliva di categoria superiore ottenuto direttamente dalle olive e unicamente mediante procedimenti meccanici”.
With extra virgin olive oil belong to various properties. In fact, because of its wealth of fatty acids (linoleic acid, vitamin E and beta-carotene) extra virgin olive oil is an excellent antioxidant. Favors the lowering of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in favor of HDL (good cholesterol); thus preventing cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Other factors that lead to prefer extra virgin olive oil are the importance it has for the cells, and being a good antioxidant in particular those of aging; also leather, skin and nails derive a great benefit, so that there are body creams made from olive oil. Due to its high digestibility is also recommended for pregnant women.