At the store, the visitor will experience a travel to the olive and olive oil, beyond the ordinary. Through a multitude of olive oils, coming from every corner of Greece, you will discover the different Greek varieties and their special taste characteristics, which give uniqueness to the Greek olive oil.
Olive Lab & Shop olive oils come directly from producers – members of the World Olive Center for Health and their production is done with the highest and most modern standards. All olive oils are accompanied by the Health Claim certification. Olive Lab & Shop is the first store in the world, where the consumer has the possibility of on-site chemical analysis of the olive oil of choice, for its polyphenol content.
Phenols are natural components of olive oil, that are produced during the process of squeezing and malaxation of the olive fruit. Polyphenolic or high phenolic, are characterized the olive oils having at least 250 mg/kg total content of phenolic components.
The phenolic constituents of olive oil are oleocanthal, oleacein, ligstroside aglycon, oleuropein aglycon, oleocoronal and oleomisional, substances not found in any other food.
According to Regulation 432/2012 of the European Union, the intake of 20 grams of olive oil, which provides at least 5 mg of phenols, protects against the oxidation of blood lipids.
Olive oil phenols also have a wide range of biological activities in the human body and show strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Experimental and clinical studies have shown that phenols contribute to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and cancer.