Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Olive Oil

This healthy oil was the all-star in the Mediterranean Diet due to its high monounsaturated fat content. It provides cardioprotective effects due to its polyphenols that protect our cells from damage. Diets higher in these healthy fats have also been shown to reduce the "bad", LDL cholesterol. However, if you are watching your weight, still know that one tablespoon of this oil is still pure fat and comes in at 120 calories and 14g fat.

Selection Process

There are several grades of olive oil (Extra virgin, virgin, light, pomace, filtered, cold pressed, stone milled, organic,etc) that are used for various purposes. When choosing an olive oil to add to your NutriBullet, choose,unrefined, extra virgin. Light and heat are detrimental to the oil, so store it in a dark, cool place away from the stove and oven. Also choose bottles that are dark glass to protect it form the light.

Extra virgin olive oil is an oil distinguished from others based on its healthful properties. It's got a unique combination of monounsaturated fats, polyphenols and phytosterols, which together have been associated with lowering bad cholesterol, reducing incidence of hypertension and reducing glycemic levels.

Selection Process

There are varying nuances to every type of extra virgin olive oil. Some might select based on region or price, but you should select the bottle that tastes best to you. Store in a dark, room-temperature cupboard. Quality, nutrients, and taste degrade over time, so be sure to use your olive oil within a few months of opening.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (13.5 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 119.3

% Daily Value*

Total fat 13.5g 20.8%

Saturated Fat 1.9g 9.3%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.3mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.0g 0.0%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.0%

Sugars 0.0g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.4%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 6.5%
Vitamin K 10.2% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.0% Niacin 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 0.0% Folate 0.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.0% Magnesium 0.0%
Zinc 0.0% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.0% Manganese 0.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.