Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Types of olive oil

There are six grades of olive oil: extra virgin oil, virgin oil, refined oil, pure oil, light oil, and olive pomace oil. Each of these items has a different smoke point, and this smoke point determines how to use them correctly. Extra virgin oil has the best quality and it is subjected to cold processing so as not to change its properties. So, if you are looking for a great oil, this kind could be a good choice.

Benefits of using olive oil

Olive oil can promote heart health and reduce the risk of cancer. It also acts like ibuprofen which can relieve pain and inflammation. Increasing bone health is another benefit of using this kind of oil. It contains bone-building calcium and vitamin D which can be suggested to children especially. Besides, this oil balances blood sugar and prevents diabetes by slowing down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream.

Olives in Turkey

Turkey is one of the top 5 producers of this vegetable and its oil in the world. There are about 700 species of them in the world, of which 50 to 80 species are cultivated in Turkey. The five common olive types in this country are Celebi, Domat, Gemlik, Memecik, and Memeli.