Pressed from olives - this tasty oil is traditionally from the Mediterranean Basin. Olive oil can be used in cooking or as a salad dressing. Extra virgin olive oil is the most commonly used for dressings and foods that should be eaten cold. It has a strong flavor which can be compromised with heat. Olive oil is rich in saturated fats such as omega-6 and omega-3 - oleic acid - antioxidants and cholesterol reducing properties just to name a few of its healthy properties!