What should consumers know about Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

  • Olive Oil has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries, due to its conditioning, moisturizing and revitalizing properties.

  • There is an explanation why some Extra Virgin Olive Oils are more expensive than others. In many cases, mostly related to the quality of the product.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is characterized as anti-inflammatory due to its phenol compounds.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil of high quality can be somewhat bitter due to its high poly-phenol. The golden/green color of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not a quality sign. It is just related to the olive variety and the content of chlorophyll.

  • Many scientific studies have reported the consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the protection from various diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil helps your body against osteoporosis.

  • A spoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil every morning before your breakfast provides energy and is used to fight some digestive malfunctions such as constipation.

  • Bitterness is not a defect in Olive Oil rather a sign for a good oil.

  • According to a Linkedin article (not fact-checked), a 70 year old corona patient has been cured by eating daily Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.

  • Many scientific studies, have shown that the oleocanthal, that is found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, could be used as a weapon against Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great source of vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties that provide healthy skin and body.

  • Already ancient Greeks used Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a real dietetic treasure for our health!

  • Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, 3000 years ago, used to suggest the consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on a daily basis for its beneficial properties.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a source of mono-unsaturated acids and does not contain cholesterol or great amount of saturated fatty acids.

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