Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives all plants a green colour. It is the means by which plants can convert sunlight into sugars. Chlorophyll is one of the main pigments in olive oil. The colour of olive oil is dependant on specific pigments in the fruit. Green unripe olives give green oil, because of the high chlorophyll content. The chlorophyll content decreases as the olives mature. Early harvest green olives produce greener oil with a “grassy” flavour. Chlorophyll it is an anti-aging substance that helps treat skin conditions and promotes the healing of wounds.

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