So, you cannot think of preparing your meal with any other type of oil other than the olive oil. But are you sure that you know everything there is to know about your favourite cooking oil? Oil was once considered bad for the skin and health, but this is a myth that olive oil helped to debunk. The oil has many hidden secrets that make it more than a savoury addition to salad dressings. Extra virgin olive oil is the best variety out there. It is unrefined and is the highest quality variety of olive oil. It being unrefined means that it does not undergo a treatment process that involves the use of heat or chemicals. Therefore, its production process is the key to it retaining its olive flavour. Of the elements that constitute the olive oil, oleic acid is around 1%, yet it is the primary compound that gives the oil that rich colour and strong taste. Aside from this, below are ten amazing facts about this pantry staple that is worth knowing.