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Olive oil

Olive oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the Olive tree, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin.

It is used in cooking, cosmetics, soaps and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps.

Olive oil is regarded as a healthful dietary oil because of its high content of monounsaturated fat (mainly Oleic acid) and polyphenols.

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