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EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Actually Southern Spain is the main producer in the world of EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. We call it “ ourGold Liquid” Since the Phoenicians and the Romans we the inhabitants of Iberica Peninsula devoted a great interest in the production of this fantastic product what is the base of the healthy Mediterranean diet. All those amazing properties of the EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL are recognized by the World Health Organization :

    - Antioxidant Activity
    - Anti-Inflammatory Effect
    - Anti-Bacterial Properties
    - Linked with an Overall Healthy Diet
    - Prevents Heart Disease
    - Reduces Stroke Risk
    - Fights Cancer
    - Promotes Brain Health
    - Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis
    - A Good Choice for Cooking
    - Maintains a Healthy Weight
    - Prevents Type-2 Diabetes



NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

According to the USDA Nutritional Database, one tablespoon of olive oil contains:

    - 119 calories
    - Vitamin E – 1.94 mg (13% of your Recommended Daily Value – RDV)
    - Vitamin K – 8.1 mg (9% RDV)
    - Saturatedfat – 1.9 g
    - Monounsaturatedfat – 9.9 g
    - Polyunsaturatedfat – 10.5 g

As you can see, olive oil contains several fats.

Based on the American Heart Organization’s guidelines, no more than 16 g of saturated fat should be consumed a day, if you’re following a 2,000 calorie diet. 1.9 g equates to roughly 12% of that maximum intake.

They also recommend that the majority of the fats you eat should be monounsaturated (MUFA) or polyunsaturated (PUFA), although there is no specificrecommended amount.

As you can see, olive oil is high in both MUFAs and PUFAs, and it’s these high levels of ‘good fats’ (particularly the monounsaturated type) that give a simple spoonful of extra virgin olive oil some of its amazing health benefits.

OUR SELECTION OF PREMIUM EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Following extra virgin olive oils are produced by medium small companies most of them family companies that take care about the quality of the oils every harvest. They produce under the traditional proceed and without using any chemical products. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 100% pure and natural.