1- What are the different types of olive oil?
– The first type, which is Extra virgin olive oil: It is considered the finest and most expensive type of olive oil. It is produced from the first pressing of olive oil, and the acidity in it is less than 1%. The lower the acidity, the higher the quality of the oil. Therefore, this type is the best type of olive oil. Olive oil, which contains a high percentage of nutrients, essential fatty acids and vitamin E, has a good taste and therefore can be used in the preparation of all types of food, but caution must be taken against using it at high temperatures as in frying because high temperatures lose olive oil its health benefits .
Virgin olive oil, which is prepared in the same way as extra virgin olive oil, but differs from it in its high acidity, which makes it less quality than the previous type, reaching 2%, which affects its taste, smell and health benefits, which is therefore lower in price.
– Olive oil (regular): It comes in third place in terms of quality after the two previous types, which is the lowest price. This type of olive oil is manufactured through olive refining and exposure to heat, which affects the taste, smell and health benefits, and some manufacturers may resort to adding quantities From virgin oil to this type to make it more palatable, and this type of olive oil can be used in cooking food because it bears somewhat high temperatures.
Pomace olive oil: This type of olive oil is considered one of the worst types, so its price is low, reaching half the price of the previous types. It does not contain any health benefits, nutrients, taste, taste, or smell either. It is manufactured from During the olive pomace, which is left over from the manufacture of the previous types of olive oil, some harmful chemicals are added to it, which loses any health benefit.