Olive oil

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Olive oil
NameOlive oil
Keto_friendlinessKeto friendly
Net carbohydrates0
Saturated fats2
Serving descriptionolive oil

Olive oil is a keto friendly food item by Berio popular in United States

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Keto 123
Keto 123

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Olive oil is considered to be low on carbohydrates with net carbohydrates of almost close to zero.

  • Is this food item good on a low carb diet? Yes.

Given the low carbohydrate content in Olive oil, Olive oil is very much allowed on a low carbohydrate diet (to be preferred).

With negligible net carbohydrate content, Olive oil is very much allowed (to be preferred) on a keto or other weight loss diets.

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Olive oil is one of the healthier cooking oil derived from olives. Based on how the oil is obtained and refined, percentage of the free fatty acid content, also known as oleic acid, olive oil has many grades as noted below.

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Grades of olive oils[edit | edit source]

  1. U.S. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is virgin olive oil has the free fatty acid called oleic acid, of not more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams. The extra virgin olive oil is considered the healthiest of the various varieties of olive oil.
  2. U.S. Virgin Olive Oil is virgin olive oil has oleic acid, of not more than 2.0 grams per 100 grams.
  3. U.S. Virgin Olive Oil Not Fit For Human Consumption Without Further Processing sometimes designated as “U.S. Lampante Virgin Olive Oil,” is virgin olive oil which has poor flavor and odor with free fatty acid content, expressed as oleic acid, of more than 2.0 grams per 100 grams.
  4. U.S. Olive Oil is the oil consisting of a blend of refined olive oil and virgin olive oils fit for consumption without further processing with free fatty acids (oleic acid), of not more than 1.0 gram per 100 grams.
  5. U.S. Refined Olive Oil is the olive oil obtained from virgin olive oils with a free fatty acid content, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 0.3 grams per 100 grams

Which olive oil is healthier?[edit | edit source]

In general, the more refined extra virgin olive is considered better for health as it has less saturated fat.

How is olive oil obtained?[edit | edit source]

Olive oil is obtained by pressing the ripe olives, a tree crop of the Mediterranean, in a traditional press. It is one of the very few oils obtained without any chemical processing and is used in cooking and as a salad dressing.

Potential Health Benefits[edit | edit source]

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) consumption is able to reduce lipid and DNA oxidation, ameliorate lipid profile and insulin-resistance, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and to lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients. These effects protect from both cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders.

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Olive oil nutritional quality scores[edit source]

The Nutri-Score is a five-color nutrition label and nutritional rating system with the overall nutritional value of food products such as Olive oil and assigns products a rating letter from A (green/best) to E (red/worst).

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Food processing score Olive oil[edit source]

Nova food processing score (1 = Minimally or unprocessed foods, 4 = Highly processed foods)

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