How many calories in Olive Oil?

Olive oil is something that you may be familiar with as a dressing on your salads, or even as an oil you use to cook in the kitchen. This page is going to provide you with information on olive oil uses, as well as telling you how many calories are in olive oil.

What is olive oil?

Before we go onto talk about olive oil calories, let's start off by answering the question 'what is olive oil?'.

Olive oil is fat which is taken from the olive, the fruit of the Olea Europaea tree, traditionally grown in the Mediterranean countries, although it is used all over the world. It is created by pressing olives and extracting the oil that comes from this process. This is done using chemicals and machinery.

Olive oil uses

The most common uses of olive oil are as follows:

  • Cooking
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Soaps
  • Lamp fuel

How many calories are in olive oil?

Now let's go over how many calories are found in olive oil. We will use a variety of different types of olive oil here, as well as various different quantities.

  • In 1 fl oz of Bertolli extra virgin olive oil there are 237 calories
  • In 10 ml of Bertolli extra virgin olive oil there are 80 calories
  • In 1 fl oz of Bertolli extra light olive oil there are 237 calories
  • In 10 ml of Bertolli extra light olive oil there are 80 calories
  • In 1 fl oz of Castella Italian, extra virgin olive oil there are 237 calories
  • In 10 ml of Castella Greek, extra virgin olive oil there are 80 calories
  • In 1 fl oz of Castella Italian, extra virgin olive oil there are 237 calories
  • In 10 ml of Castella Greek, extra virgin olive oil there are 80 calories

How many calories in a tablespoon of olive oil?

  • In a tablespoon of Bertolli extra virgin olive oil there are 120 calories
  • In a tablespoon of Bertolli extra light olive oil there are 120 calories
  • In a tablespoon of Castella Italian, extra virgin olive oil there are 120 calories
  • In a tablespoon of Castella Greek, extra virgin olive oil there are 120 calories
  • In a tablespoon of Kraft mayonnaise, reduced fat, with olive oil there are 45 calories

Olive oil nutrition facts

As you can see there are rather a lot of calories in olive oil, even in a small quantity such as a tablespoonful. Below we highlight the sparse olive oil nutritional facts for you.

In 3.5 oz / 100g of all processed olive oil such as virgin and extra virgin there are:

  • Carbs - 0
  • Fats - 100g
  • including: Saturated fat - 14g Monounsaturated fat - 73g Polyunsaturated fat - 11g Omega 3 fat - up to 1.5g Omega 6 fat - 3.5-21g
  • Protein - 0
  • Vitamin E- 14 milligrams - A huge 93% of your recommended daily allowance
  • Vitamin K - 62 micrograms - An impressive 59% of your recommended daily allowance

As you can see there are not an awful lot of olive oil nutrition to shout about, despite it potentially providing a high amount of two important vitamins.


 

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