Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
Extra virgin olive oil is the juice of fresh, healthy olives. It is made by crushing hand-picked olives and extracting its juices, without the use of chemicals, pesticides or industrial refinements.
What is Koroneiki?
There are more than 1,000 olive varieties, each with its own unique taste characteristics. The olive oils produced by FeleaGoods® come from the highly distinguished Koroneiki olive. The Koroneiki olives are small in size compared to other variety of olives, and are not intended for snacking, however the olive oil they produce is superior to most others. Considered Greece's most important variety of olives for olive oil, they originated in Crete over 5000 years.
What are Polyphenols ?
The Koroneiki olive produces a glowing golden-green velvety olive oil with a pungent, robust and peppery flavor. Its oil also contains very high levels of polyphenols, which means it boasts powerful health benefits. Polyphenols are chemicals that naturally occur in plants. They are known as a natural antioxidant with the ability to combat cell damage, and have been credited with reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.
The shelf life for Koroneiki olive oil is also exceptionally long compared to other varieties due to the incredibly elevated polyphenol content.
Need to clear your throat after tasting this olive oil?
The pungency and balanced bitterness you taste in the Koroneiki olive oil is an indication of the high polyphenol count. In fact the higher the polyphenol contents, the stronger the taste, thus the greater the quality.