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Olive Oil

Also Known As : Jaitun Ka Tel (Hindi), Mafuta (Swahili), Olyf Olie ( Afrikaans), Zayt Alzaytun (Arabic)
Technical Name : Olea europaea


Taste Profile

Olive oil has a pungent and bitter taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It is used for stir frying and enhances the flavour of the dishes.
  2. It can used used in salad dressing.
  3. It can also be used in marinades and sauces.

Common names and forms

  1. Imported Olive Oil (Edible Grade)
  2. Imported Refined Olive Oil (Edible Grade)
  3. Imported Refined Olive Pomace Oil
  4. Pure Olive Oil
  5. Refined Olive Oil
  6. Refined Olive Pomace Oil
  7. Virgin Olive Oil


Olive oil is a fat obtained from whole olives. The oil is produced  by pressing whole olives. Olive oil is commonly used in frying and in salad dressing.

Health benefits

  • It contains mono and polyunsaturated fats that help to prevent diabetes.(1)
  • It is also beneficial in treating Alzheimer disease.(1)
  • Olive oil helps to strengthen bones.(1)
  • Its antidepressant properties are helpful in dealing with stress.(1)

Selection Guide

Check the best before date while buying.


Olive oil might affect blood sugar levels during and after surgery. So avoid taking olive oil before any surgery.(2)

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