Is Olive Oil a Type of Fruit Juice?

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Olive oil is very popular because it is considered good for your health. Healthline says that olive oil has a lot of "healthy fats," or monounsaturated fats.

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It also has a number of antioxidants and may lower the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and keeping bad cholesterol from getting into the body.

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Olive oil seems to have more benefits the more we understand. Despite our understanding, the name may be inaccurate. Is that oil or fruit juice, then?

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Olive oil is a juice. Olives are drupes. According to Britannica, a "drupe" is a stone fruit with one seed protected by a pit.

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Peaches, cherries, and mangoes are examples of drupes. Raspberries and blackberries, in fact, are clusters of extremely small drupes.

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And, the production of olive oil is quite similar to that of other fruit liquids, but different from that of other culinary oils.

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Olive oil is created by crushing the fruit to separate the juice and flesh. But, Sunflower, safflower, and canola oils are made using chemical solvents.

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Even though olive oil is essentially a type of fruit juice, we utilize it like we would any other cooking oil, so the name is not wholly inaccurate.

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Olive oil has become a health trend, but it's not like fruit juice. First, it's calorie-dense and can create an unsettled stomach if drank.

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Olive oil retains the consistency and cooking capabilities we expect from oil, even if certain varieties have a lower smoke point than other common kitchen oils.

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