Review Article
Volume 17 Issue 6 - 2022
Olive Oil: Nature’s Panacea
RE Carlson1 and JA von Fraunhofer2*
1Executive Director, Research and Analytical Sciences, D. Gary Young Research Institute, Lehi, UT, USA
2Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
*Corresponding Author: JA von Fraunhofer, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Received: April 05, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022


The differences between the various grades of commercially available olive oil are briefly reviewed together with the chemical characteristics of the major components of olive oil. The health benefits of the important polyphenols present in extra virgin olive oil, namely oleic acid, squalene and tocopherols are discussed.

Keywords: Olive Oil; Health Benefits; Polyphenols; Tocopherols


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Citation: RE Carlson and JA von Fraunhofer. “Olive Oil: Nature’s Panacea”. EC Nutrition 17.6 (2022): 17-22.

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