Since the late 18th century we have been growing the sacred tree of the goddess Athena. Τhis historical experience has been transformed into an art. Our high phenolic extra virgin olive oil is a product of a traditional early harvesting, storing and bottling process. Discover the elixir that only Nature can miraculously create!
The Bouzalas and Gardiakos families
HIGH PHENOLIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Our olive oil belongs in the category of a high phenolic extra virgin olive oil.
Based on the results of a laboratory analysis* which was conducted, the daily consumption of 20gr of our olive oil provides 22.7mg of phenols or their derivatives.
Olive oils that contain >5mg of phenols per 20gr are in the “health claim” category as they protect blood lipids from oxidative stress. Subsequently, our olive oil contains four (4) times the amount of phenols than the average aforementioned values in accordance with Regulation 432/2012 of the European Union.
The levels of the significant polyphenols, oleocanthal and oleacein, in our olive oil, are higher than the average values of the samples analyzed in the international study performed at the University of California, Davis.
An extra virgin olive oil which has a “health claim”, when used in cooking and consumed in meals, allows for the absorption of a high amount of phenols which act to fortify the resistance of our body.
It is noteworthy to mention that both polyphenols, oleocanthal and oleacein, present significant biological activity, acting as anti-inflammatories, antioxidants whilst enhancing cardioprotective and neuroprotective activities.
Medical studies conducted over the past years have demonstrated that the high phenolic extra virgin olive oil bearing a “health claim” is a natural medicine against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, leukemia as well as Alzheimer’s disease.