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Olives are small fruits that are green when unripe and turn black when ripe. Others remain green even when fully ripe. Olives contain 11 to 15% fat. 74% of it is oleic acid, which is a type of unsaturated fatty acid and is the main ingredient of olive oil. One tablespoon of olive oil contains 119 calories and 14 grams of fat.
The smoke point of this oil is 190 degrees Celsius. Temperature is very important in preventing the degradation of olive oil. Experts recommend storing the oil at a temperature of 14 degrees Celsius. Green olive oils are made from unripe olives and have a slightly bitter and spicy taste. Olive oil, which has a golden color, is made from ripe olives and has a milder taste without bitterness.
This oil is divided into refined and unrefined. This oil is used in cosmetics, medicine, cooking and soaps. Olive oil was originally produced in the Mediterranean region, but today it is used all over the world.