National Olive Oil Day is a day to celebrate the health benefits and culinary uses of extra virgin olive oil, which is the highest quality of olive oil. It is observed on September 30 every year.
Olive oil has a long history dating back to ancient times, when it was used for various purposes such as food, fuel, medicine, and cosmetics. Olive oil is considered a staple of the Mediterranean diet, which is regarded as one of the healthiest diets in the world. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help prevent or treat various diseases.
Some ways to celebrate National Olive Oil Day are:
- Buy a certified, authentic extra virgin olive oil from a reputable source and read the label to check the harvest date.
- Go to an olive oil tasting event or host one at home with your friends and family. Try out different kinds of extra virgin olive oil and compare their flavors, aromas, and colors.
Enjoy celebrating National Olive Oil Day and appreciate the richness and goodness of extra virgin olive oil! 😊