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Olive oil is the principal source of fats in the Mediterranean diet, in addition to adding flavour to dishes; it is also packed with great health benefits.

The variation, “extra virgin” olive oil, presents an optimal relationship between monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, consisting mainly of a fat particle that consists of oleic acid, its easily digested, moderates gastric acid, stimulates the secretion of the pancreas and favors the absorption of calcium and bone development. Rich in polyphenols, olive oil is an antioxidant and can prevent cardiovascular diseases, some tumors and arteriosclerosis.

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