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Olive Oil Trivia

Olive Oil

The olive is a fruit, not a vegetable.

A tablespoon of olive oil contains about 120 calories and 14 grams total fat. Light olive oil has the same calories as other olive oils. Light only refers to flavor.

There is no cholesterol in olive oil.

Olive oil is a natural fruit juice, but unlike other fruit juices, extra virgin olive oil needs no chemical processing and can be enjoyed immediately after its extraction from the fruit.

Olives can be green, purple, dark brown, black and even pink!

Olive oil turns cloudy and solidifies when it’s stored in the fridge, but it doesn’t hurt the oil and it returns to normal once brought back again to room temperature.

Greece consumes more olive oil per capita than any other country in the world.