A PRECIOUS FOOD
The demand for Extra Virgin Olive Oil is increasing throughout the world; it is a genuine & functional food that dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. It is still produced, as it always has been, in Europe and the Mediterranean countries; and more recently in the Americas, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. It is a global product that both fascinates and thrills an ever-increasing number of consumers.
THE EARLIEST FRUIT JUICE
Olive oil is the result of the simple pressing of olives and is a genuine fruit juice with ancient origins. The olive tree is an inseparable part of the landscape throughout Mediterranean countries in Europe and for many of these accounts for an irreplaceable source of wealth and income.
THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Adopts products of plant origin as its principal source of energy, without however excluding meat (preferably white meat), fish, eggs, milk and dairy products. A central role in the diet is taken by cereals such as pasta, bread and polenta together with a moderate intake of wine. The presence of legumes, vegetables, fruits and olive oil are also fundamental.
Extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants, facilitates the intestinal absorption of vitamins and aids digestion. It contains fat soluble vitamins A, D and E; vitamin E, which is important in the fight against oxidative stress, is also concentrated in the mammary gland thereby passing on wellness to newborns through lactation.
Extra virgin olive oil contributes to health, wellness and pleasure by lending its unique flavours and aromas to every dish. In the evolution of Mediterranean gastronomy, able to combine and exalt the taste and health characteristics of a few simple ingredients, almost all of which are of plant origin, olive oil plays a unique role. It is a magical product in cooking as it helps to maintain flavours and beneficial components of the same foods.
Extra virgin olive oil is recommended in low-calorie diets and is easily digestible. It adds rhythm to life by adding a different taste to your dishes. Suitable for healthy eating, it is perfect for salads, for cooking vegetables and even for frying. Consumed daily, in moderate amounts, it contributes to better living.