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Olive Oil2018-12-13T15:15:49+03:00

ABOUT OUR PRODUCT

From the holy area of ancient Olympia to the sub-mountainous shores of western Peloponnese, with much care and respect, we collect this unique and of low acidity Ultra – Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a limited quantity.

The process of collection at the proper time of maturity, the direct production of olive oil within only few hours following the by hand picking of the olives as well as the rare microclimate of the region provide this special product with unique quality features, strong aroma, mild fruity taste and exceptional for the health qualities of the renowned olive koroneiki.

This type of extra virgin olive oil is a part of the production described as of the best quality all over the world.

A precious gift of the nature…

HISTORY OF OLIVE OIL

The history of the olive tree begins 7000 years ago.

Olive trees came to the European Mediterranean region from Phoenician merchants. With Greece as a gateway, they travelled to southern Europe, reaching Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

As such, Greeks were the first population to cultivate olive trees in the European Mediterranean area. In ancient Greece, when sciences thrived and medicine was born, people noticed the pharmacological properties of olive oil besides any other beneficial property it has.

Olive oil was of great importance for the nutrition, but it was also considered remedy by ancient Greeks. In addition, they delved into it so much, that they knew which type of olive oil has the most pharmacologically active substances regarding health protection and which not.

Hippocrates—the father of modern medicine—called the olive oil “the great healer”. Over 60 olive oil-based treatments are mentioned in the Hippocratic oath.

Nowadays, about 2,500 years later, the people rediscover these properties…

PROPERTIES OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

When we refer to Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we obviously mean the natural olive juice with acidity lower than 0.8%, which is of high nutritional value and without having been industrially processed.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in vitamin E, mono-unsaturated fats and important minor components that decrease lipid oxidation.

Studies have shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil, apart from the antioxidant (polyphenol), nerve-soothing properties, properties protecting the heart and many others, has also 2 agents that act crucially in favor of our health; oleocanthal, a compound with strong anti-inflammatory activity similar to that of modern drugs, and oleacein, the strongest antioxidant of olive oil.

This means that olive oil has incredibly strong antixoxidative and anti-inflammatory activities.

Choose an Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has been cold-pressed. Cold-pressing means that the temperature throughout the processing stages hasn’t exceed 27degrees Celsius. This helps olive oil to retain its nutritional characteristics, taste and aroma.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • INCREASES “GOOD” CHOLESTEROL (HDL) LEVELS
  • HEALTHY HEART – PROTECTION FROM CANCER – ANTIDIABETIC
  • STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM
  • STRONG BONE STRUCTURE
  • A PHYSICAL ANTI – INFLAMMATORY
  • GOOD DIGESTION
  • HEALTHY SKIN
  • A TASTY WAY TO CONTROL WEIGHT

MYTHOLOGY

According to Greek mythology, the city of Athens is the motherland of the olive tree. The first olive tree was planted on the Acropolis by goddess Athena.

The myth says that Athena and Poseidon were laying claims to the same city. They decided that the one who offered the most valuable present to the people would gain overall control of the city. Poseidon struck the side of the acropolis rock with his trident and a water spring was formed. The Athenians admired the present but noticed that the water was very salty, just like seawater.
Athena offered the Athenians an olive tree, which provided the city with food, oil, wood and light. As a result, Athena became the protector of the city, which still carries her name: Athina.

Ancient Olympia

Olympia was the most glorious sanctum of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus, father of gods and people. It was the site, where the Olympic Games were held as part of the Olympia, the most important festival of Greeks in the most part of the antiquity.

The myth has it that the renowned club of Hercules was made of a wild olive tree. When he accomplished his 12 labours, Heracles planted an olive tree in Olympia. The olive wreaths known as kotinos, which were the prize for the winners of the Olympic Games, were made of branches of this wild olive tree. Hercules was the first who crowned the winner with such a wreath.

The olive wreath symbolized the luck and divine protection given to the crowned athlete.