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Did you know …

Vitamins E & K, which are both found in olive oil, promote a defence mechanism that significantly postpones the body’s aging process.

 

  • Olive tree plantations have been cultivated in Greece since ancient times. For Greeks, olive oil is a basic part of their daily diet and Greece has the highest consumption of olive oil per capita in the world.

  • Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, K & E, and is resistant to oxidization.

  • Greece produces 400.000 tonnes of olive oil annually and is the third largest producer following Spain and Italy.

  • Did you know …

  • Greek olive oil is unofficially considered  to be the best in the world.

  • 85% of Greece’s olive oil production is extra virgin.

  • According to scientific studies the frequent consumption of olive oil, and the Greek Mediterranean diet helps the body fight against cancer and heart disease as they prevent  cancer development  and arteriosclerosis.

  • Hippocrates used olive oil for healing purposes.

  • 80% of olive oil is comprised of mono-unsaturated fats, which help keep HDL levels high (“good” cholesterol) and LDL levels low (“bad” cholesterol).

  • Acidity is a key characteristic that categorises the quality of olive oil. The lower the acidity level the better the oil.

  • Homer called olive oil “liquid gold”!     

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