THE OLIVE OIL & HEALTH BENEFITS
Olive oil is one of the main products that make up the so-called Mediterranean Diet, which as proclaimed as Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2013 by UNESCO.
Extra virgin olive oil – the highest quality of olive oil produced and the only type of olive oil we sell – is pure juice from the olive, straight from the olive tree.
Our olive oil comes from olives carefully harvested by us. Our olive oil is fruity and aromatic due to the simple pressing of good olives (damaged ones are rejected) that are harvested on the same day are pressed so as to better preserve the qualities and flavours of the olives.
Today, the international medical community is unanimous in its belief that olive oil is the best and healthiest dietary fat and a source of balance and well-being. Olive oil helps fight cardiovascular disease by reducing cholesterol, protecting against breast, prostate and colon cancer, increasing insulin sensitivity and easing digestion by improving the way the stomach works, avoiding gastro-esophagus reflux
It is also an excellent source of vitamin E and antioxidants, stimulating growth and facilitating the absorption of calcium and bone mineralisation. More recently, olive oil has become popular in the world of cosmetics, highlighting skin sheen, working as an anti-wrinkle treatment, moisturising and smoothing dry skin.