Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy food, and its regular consumption provides important health benefits that have seed oils and butter can’t provide. It is one of the basic foods that makes up the Mediterranean Diet, and its use in cooking is increasing. But what is the recommended amount of extra virgin olive oil we should eat every day?
As Aceites de Oliva de España points out, the “European Union establishes that to benefit from polyphenols (natural antioxidants present in virgin olive oils) it is necessary to include at least 20 grams of virgin or extra virgin olive oil per day (approx. 2 tablespoons)”.
Some of the options in which it can be used include salads (traditional, with tuna and egg or Greek salad with feta cheese, tomato and black olives), frying, tortillas, and on toast with avocado or tomato.
They are all good options and delicious, even more so if accompanied by Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the perfect EVOO for all your homemade recipes.