- Our #healthiest #oil -
robust, unfiltered, #very #low #acidity and #high #in #polyphenols
Our Rustic Gold is made in the famous olive regions south of Iraklion, arguably the best olive-producing region in Crete. Oil has been made here continuously since Minoan times, using traditional methods, including natural sedimentation. Unlike filtration - which is widely used in modern processing because of its speed - natural sedimentation allows the #exra #virgin #cold #pressed #oil to settle slowly and naturally. Thus it retains components which add to flavour and health value.
The koroneiki olives used in our Rustic Gold are hand-picked and selected to produce an ideal mix of ripeness - and the result is this very robust, punchy but well-balanced oil, with its distinctive aroma, strong peppery after-taste and tang of bitterness.
Special health notes:
Olive oil made from the koroneiki olive is generally #high #in #polyphenols, and our Rustic gold has >5mg/20g serving (about a table spoon); intake of just 20g/day of such polyphenol rich olive oil contributes to protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress