Olive oil

Olive oil is the most important fatty substance and the most used (in Italian) in human food.

Olive oil is extracted from olives, the olives.
 
The olive tree is a plant found throughout most of the Mediterranean.

Inside the drupe, immediately after the peel, we have the pulp that contains most of the oil (14-15%), and a wooden kernel with a seed, which still contains a little 'oil (3-3 , 5%).


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The margarine

 

Definition of margarine.

Margarine is an emulsion of fat, hydrogenated or otherwise, of plant and animal origin, but other than butter and pig fat.
 By law, margarine must have an acidity of no more than 1%, and must contain 5% of sesame oil (to reveal any fraud of adulteration by adding margarine to butter, which resembles only for appearance).

 

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