IS OLIVE OIL VEGAN?
What Is Olive Oil?
Olive Oil is extracted from green or black olives. Most of the production comes from the dry Mediterranean region.
HOW IS OLIVE OIL EXTRACTED?
Olives come from olive tree plantations in the dry, rocky slopes of Spain, Italy, and Greece.
Olives are pitted and grounded to extract the oil.
100 grams of raw olives contain 10 to 30 grams of fat that is turned into olive oil.
It takes up to 8000 olives to make 1 liter of Olive Oil.
OLIVE OIL INGREDIENTS
Olive Oil contains only 1 plant-based ingredient: Olives
The various types of Olive Oil varies only in their manufacturing process
Refined Olive Oil: Chemical Extraction Virgin Olive Oil: Mechanical Extraction Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: Mechanical Extraction from the Best Olives
Olive Oil is responsible for massive land erosion due to the way trees are planted.
Olive Oil requires 14,000 kg of water per kg of oil produced. This is 3 times as much as coconut oil
Olive Oil is the cooking oil with the highest CO2 emissions - 5 times Peanut Oil.
SO IS IT VEGAN?
Well, it's plant-based.
You can find vegan Olive Oil, as long as ◉ it's produced locally ◉ it's produced sustainably
OLIVE OIL ALTERNATIVES
There are many alternatives to olive oil
○ Coconut Oil ○ Avocado Oil ○ Peanut Oil ○ Soybean Oil
Read my post to find out which one I recommend for vegan backing and cooking!