Olive oil

Olives, one of the oldest foods known, are thought to have originated in Crete or Syria between five and seven thousand years ago. The venerable oil of the olive has been consumed since as early as 3,000 B.C. Olive oil is produced by grinding whole olives and extracting the oil by mechanical or chemical means. Olive oil is used throughout the world, but especially in the Mediterranean countries. Olive oil has many health benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardiovascular, digestive health, bone health, cognitive, and anti-cancer benefits, basically due to the many polyphenols ..

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