Early Harvest Olive Oil – Xenophontos Monastery – Mount Athos


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Excellent quality virgin olive oil. Early harvest olive oil from the Holy Monastery of Xenophontos comes from the olive groves of the Monastery at Mount Athos. For the collection and processing of olives are used only natural traditional methods.


Origin: Holy Monastery of Xenophontos, Mount Athos
Net weight: 500ml


Early Harvest Olive Oil from the Holy Monastery of Xenophontos

Early Harvest olive oil from the olive groves of the Monastery of Xenophontos is a genuine natural athonite product. To prepare it, the monks gather with their hands green olives from the orchards of the monastery and process it by using only traditional methods. The green olive oil is produced from unripe green fruit of the olive tree. It belongs to the category of extra virgin olive oil but differs from the others from the ripe fruit of the olive tree. It has intense green color and more bitter, spicy and fruity flavor. Ancient Greeks were used it as a food and for medicinal purposes, with spectacular results. It is produced by the method of cold pressing. You can store it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

Early Harvest Olive Oil: Properties

When olive oil comes from green olives, it has a higher polyphenol content. So the green olive oil relatively to the mature virgin olive oil is richer in polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Polyphenols protect cells of the human body from free radicals and oxidative stress. It inhibits inflammation in heart arteries, thus preventing damage to the heart. Scientific studies have shown that green olive oil has a higher content of both substances with large pharmaceutical interest, elaiasini and elaiokanthali. Elaiasini is strongest antioxidant while elaiokanthali has antiinflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

These two substances which are not found in any other food and combine antioxidant with anti-inflammatory action, help protect the cardiovascular system and longevity. Early harvest olive oil has beneficial effects for people and consists of a variety of occasions. It lowers cholesterol, helps the liver function and is ideal for the diet of people with diabetes and heart disease.

Mediterranean Diet

Nowadays, olive oil is the basis of the Mediterranean food pyramid which is a model of proper and healthy eating and a factor of longevity. The European study EUROLIVE presented at 2006 evidence for the protective role of the phenolic components of olive oil. The experiments of this study performed in 200 healthy volunteers from all over Europe have shown protection against oxidative stress, with daily consumption of olive oil rich in phenolic compounds (virgin olive oil). Specifically, studies have shown an increase in HDL (good cholesterol), and reduced lipid markers of oxidative stress after three months of virgin olive oil consumption. Moreover, the same study showed a reduction in markers of DNA oxidation of around 13%, which is a rate comparable with the rates observed after smoking cessation.


Origin: Holy Monastery of Xenophontos, Mount Athos
Net Weight: 500ml 

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Weight 0.882 kg


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