Extra Virgin Olive Oil, health and Mediterranean diet.

The healthy properties of the liquid gold of Sicily.

Sicily produces almost always more than half a million quintals of product per year, produced by 155.000 hectares of olive groves. The features of the Sicilian oils vary from one plantation to another and each strip of soil has unique specificities. Near the sea the extra virgin olive oils are intense and piquant, in the inland hills they are elegant and fine, in the Etna area are refined and fresh, in the Belice valley intense and fruity.

The most cultivated throughout the island are: Biancolilla, Cerasuola, Nocellara del Belice, Moresca, Tonda Iblea, Oglialora Messinese, Nocellara Etnea, Giarraffa, Nocellara Messinese, Ottobratica, Siracusana.

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil represents the typical Mediterranean tradition and culture; we find it daily in preparing the dishes on which our feeding is based and it allows us to assure an optimal and balanced relationship with those components which have now been recognised as fundamental in the prevention and treatment of some diseases.

It, for example, allows to lower levels of "bad cholesterol (LDL)" in the blood whilst helps to stabilize the "good" cholesterol (HDL), it helps slow down cellular ageing, prevents several cardiovascular diseases and reduces (more than 60%) the risk of heart attack, slows down tumor growth, lowers blood glucose levels, reduces the formation of gallstones, soothes the skin in presence of reddenings and irritations and much more.

All these properties make it an elixir of life.

Excellent when used raw, it represents the ideal condiment for dishes of the Mediterranean diet and it has become synonymous with flavour and wellness for several years.

The extra Virgin Olive Oil is a tasty, healthy and natural food: its regular use, from 30 to 60 grams per day, helps us to live better. It has been proven that those who use it every day in conjunction with vegetables, fresh fruit, cereals, legumes and fish, with a low consumption of meat, enjoy an active and healthy life.

You can find, listed below, some reasons for which the extra virgin olive oil provides more benefits than other oils:

  1. it’s the only oil obtained from a simple mechanical pressing of the fruit, without the use of chemical solvents;
  2. it’s the most digestible condiment;
  3. it has the best balance between saturated and unsaturated fats;
  4. it’s the richest oil in antioxidant substances;
  5. its fat content is lower than other sources of fat;
  6. it enhances, more than the others, taste and flavour of food.

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