Throughout history, olive oil has been used in many cultures as a natural remedy. Naturally packed with polyphenols and monounsaturated fatty acids, extra virgin olive oils high in polyphenols work in your body to protect from a number of conditions. Polyphenols are nature’s antioxidant and help protect blood lipids (fat) from being oxidised.
This is also the basis of the EU Approved Health Claim for Olive Oil polyphenols. Oxidative stress is linked to a number of conditions such as: high cholesterol, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease ant display anti-cancer properties as they act as free radicals traps.
Researchers are discovering new health benefits for olive oil every day as well as working on creating more direct links with the specific components in olive oil.
We make a Health Claim on our olive oil approved by the European Union that most olive oils simply cannot make. Our olive oil has a very high level of polyphenols. Much higher than the usual Extra Virgin Olive Oils you can find which have an average polyphenol count under 250mg/kg.
Oils with particularly high polyphenol concentrations affect its taste by giving it a distinctive bitter flavour.