Olive oil calories and nutritional information

I believe it is essential to know what I’m eating, particularly where packaged products are concerned. Healthy eating is paramount. As you are also interested in what you’re consuming, I want to tell you a bit about the nutritional value of olive oil.


As a starting point, I’m basing the serving on a minimum amount of olive oil to be consumed in a day: 28 grams or two tablespoons per day. This portion has just 126 calories. Adding oil to salad, for example, can really help with weight loss or maintaining your figure. Olive oil helps to satisfy your appetite and keep your caloric intake low.

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Furthermore, the nutritional value of olive oil in terms of fatty acids is excellent: out of 27 grams of fatty acids, just 4g are saturated and 2g are polyunsaturated fatty acids, whilst being high in monounsaturated fatty acids —approximately 20g. These proportions explain why olive oil is one of the most stable when it comes to the oil being heated.

Vitamin E holds star status when talking about the vitamin content of olive oil. The portion upon which I’m basing these quantities contains 1.3mg. This vitamin confers an antioxidant quality to this delicacy. In addition, the portion contains 0.28g of protein, zinc and selenium, as well as 0.28g of vitamins B1, B2 and B6.

This nutritional information for olive oil is a clear indication that olive oil sets a delicious example for healthy eating.

Source: NCBI