Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Holy Monastery of Agarathos | 750ml, 1lt

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Holy Monastery of Agarathos. With nutritional labeling on the package, and certification of origin, the extra virgin olive oil will be an essential ingredient for your Mediterranean recipes!

 

Origin: Holy Monastery of Agarathos
Net weight: 750ml, 1lt

 

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the H.M. of Agarathos

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Holy Monastery of Agarathos is produced with the method of cold extraction in the modern olive mill of the Monastery. The monks are producing 100% pure olive oil obtained directly from olives and exclusively by mechanical means. They use the fruit of a special kind of olives, called «koroneiki». The Koroneiki variation indicates an olive oil of great quality, rich flavour and bright colour. Keep the olive oil in cool and dry place. The olive oil might blur at low temperatures, but when you place it back at room temperature it returns to its initial appearance. It does not affect its quality. The special metal packaging with the safety cap, gives even more freshness, and practical usage.

The Method of Cold Extraction

This olive oil is produced with the method of cold extraction. That means the extraction of olive oil is done with pressure and without temperature addition. It is worth mentioning that the olive oil which is produced with the method of cold extraction stands out by aroma, taste and color and its acidity is very low. These olive oils are rich in sterols, fatty acids and in antioxidants.

Components and Properties

Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, which is known as polyphenols. Specifically, is a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids which reduces the risk of heart diseases. Indeed the World Health Organization considers that we must consume two spoons of olive oil per day to protect our heart.

It is now widely known the protective action of monounsaturated fatty acids at the cholesterol levels. Indeed, a great percentage of these protective benefits of olive oil are attributed to the high content of monounsaturated fatty acids. Also, it has been confirmed that the phenolic components of olive oil contributes to prevention and protection from risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, while they have anti-inflammatory properties.

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 Agarathos
Net weight: 750ml, 1lt

 

Available also in 500ml, 3lt and 5lt

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Weight0.85 kg