Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The olive tree is a blessed tree. Lighted, nourished, cured, crowned, and posed up, the olive tree has been linked with excellence and the highest standards. In addition, it inspired the glorious era and vigorous civilization of the Eastern Mediterranean and it is documented to have existed since the 12th millennium BC. The origin of olive trees goes back to 750 million years, and 95% of its presence takes place in the Mediterranean region. 60% of the Greek cultivated land is devoted to olive growing.
Greece is the world's top producer of black olives and has more varieties of olives than any other country. As cited by numerous studies around the world, the immense health benefits of olive oil, established it as one of the most valuable and indispensable ingredients of a healthy diet. Naturally packed with monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, not only can a good extra virgin olive oil lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, but research has shown that it also provides a wide range of anti-inflammatory benefits that can positively impact illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and asthma. In addition, olive oil helps calcium absorption, thereby playing an important part during the period of growth and in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Olive-oil-rich diets may prevent memory loss in healthy elderly people. Less possibility of suffering age-related cognitive decline has been observed in a study conducted on elderly people administered diets containing a large number of monounsaturated fats, the case of olive oil particularly. The same study observed that the quantity of olive oil consumed was inversely proportional to age-related cognitive decline and memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease.
The US Food and Drug Administration, suggests that replacing just two tablespoons of saturated fat with extra virgin olive oil in your daily diet can have measurable positive effects.
Introduce olive oil in your diet. It will surely change your life for the better, and all of us in Elaia Selections will help you get there. Our virgin olive oil will fully satisfy you with its flavor, aroma, and taste. It is carefully selected from family-owned producers whose goal is to promote this delicate and unique Greek taste that is considered as “green gold”. The olives are selected by mechanical means and are transferred to the oil press within twenty-four hours. The procedure is done according to ISO 9001 and HACCP standards recognized by the TÜV Management Service.
100% Organic Koroneiki variety olives from Sparta in Lakonia, Greece
Pour on a slice of bread or rusk, with tomato paste, creamy feta cheese, and wild oregano, as our grandfathers did for their morning snack! You can drizzle over any of your favorite salads, add over a freshly grilled fish, use as an ingredient in your pasta sauces and on your marinades. Toss with quinoa, avocado, sundried tomatoes, basil & fresh garlic and add protein & cheese of your choice for a simple, quick and satisfying dish. Use for frying (medium heat) as a heart-healthy alternative to butter or other oils, or add in your pies and pasty snacks.