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The Best Type of Olive Oil for Your Health

Posted on March 22, 2012

If you have ever used a fine quality olive oil in a salad dressing or drizzled it over a warm winter stew, then you know how a good olive oil has the ability to brighten up any dish.

What makes an olive oil taste good? First and foremost: how it is processed.

• If you buy virgin or extra-virgin olive oil at the store, you are purchasing oil that has not undergone any chemical treatment.
• When oil is refined, this means that chemicals have been used to remove taste and to neutralize acid content.
• Any oil that reads “pure olive oil” is typically a blend of virgin and refined olive oil.

Refined olive oil is considered to be of lesser quality than extra-virgin olive oil. Not only have the natural flavors of the olive been removed, but chemicals are used in its processing.

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Source:bodyecology.com

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