The olive is the fruit of a tree called olive. When the olive is ripe, the juice from its pulp is extracted. That wonderful liquid is olive oil.
Olive oil is a staple food in the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, such as Spain, Portugal, Greece or Italy. In the kitchen it is used for stewing or frying, but it is best enjoyed raw. Olive oil cannot be missing from a good salad!
Olive oil is one of the most appreciated products in the world for its flavor and because it is considered a very healthy food. Taking olive oil in moderation gives us many vitamins, helps us keep our bones strong and protects our brain and heart.