Olive oil is the oil which is obtained from the fruit of the olive (Olea Europa). It is a staple of the Mediterranean Diet and it is considered a product of healthy diet due to its content in vitamin E, monounsaturated fat and antioxidants (phenols of olive oil).
All the above substances bolster and have a beneficial effect on human body.
The beneficial properties of the olive oil have been known to Greeks since antiquity.
The ancient Greeks like Hippocrates dubbed olive oil ‘the great therapeutic’ as well as Anaxagoras, Solon and Aristotle who studied olive oil for its pharmaceutical properties and as a human source of life.