Monounsaturated Fat: Good fats as part of your diet.
Olive oil has a higher nutritional value than other vegetable oils, but has the same caloric value as them. That is, olive oil yields the same number of calories as any other vegetable or animal fat. Therefore, the myth that seed oils are lighter and contain fewer calories is not actually true.
Fats and oils all have one thing in common – their energy value of 9 kilocalories per gram, but the metabolism of each one differs significantly from the rest. Olive oil is the main lipid added to the Mediterranean diet and provides 9 kilocalories per gram. (1 tablespoon = 10 ml, gives 90 kcal). The recommended daily intake of monounsaturated fatty acids is 10% of the total daily intake of energy. This, of course, should be part of a total daily fat intake which should not exceed 30%.