Olive oil is usually extracted from olives and it is often known for its best replacement with the butter, the Mediterranean diet pyramid depicts the importance of various food groups and how they are helpful in maintaining good health.
The olive oil contains much more mono-saturated fats when compared with other oils like Soya bean oil, butter, corn oil, margarine and Canola oil. The FDA( Food and Drug Administration Authority) has stated that consuming 23 grams of olive oil per day can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Olive oil has several rich properties such as antioxidant, anti – inflammatory and anti-microbial. Humans can have several health benefits such as it reduces cardiovascular disease, cancer, improves the power of immune system, controls blood pressure, reduces diabetes, obesity and helps in lowering the skin diseases.
More than 50% of population in china use olive oil for different purposes, and Russia with 47% of consumption at second place in the list of olive oil consumption.