Exceptional nutrition benefits of olive oil are the presence of high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin K.
This is attributed to the presence of nearly 73% monounsaturated fatty acids and the antioxidants like vitamin E in the olive extract. Though the exact composition of it varies in respect to extraction process, harvesting time, maturity of the fruits, altitude, region and the genetic line of the trees, the following nutrients are present in approximate values for 100 gms (109 ml).
Olive oil nutrition facts
|Nutrients facts||Amount in 100gms|
|Total fats (lipids)||100.0 gms|
|Total saturated fatty acids||14.0 gms|
|Total monounsaturated fatty acids||73.0 gms|
|Total polyunsaturated fatty acids||10.5 gms|
|Vitamin E (tocopherol)||14.4 mg|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||60.0 mcg|
|Total choline||0.3 mg|