The olive-oil, which is in fact a fruit juice, includes glycerin in large proportions. It contains 55-83% of fatty acids, 7-20% of palmitic acid, 0-5% of linoleic acid, 0-4% of stearic acid and 0.1-0.7% of palmitoleic acid. It is also known with its content of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, magnesium, iron, copper, various other minerals and vitamins A, K and E.
Besides being a strong antioxidant, olive oil, which is very beneficial to skin and hair, is also known to regulate the bowel actions and also to have a bile-removing effect. In addition to these, it has been proven to provide positive effects such as the prevention of diseases such as breast cancer, liver diseases, diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer, regulate blood pressure and cholesterol.