Eleonas Tsirka Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- Brand: Eleonas Tsirka
- Product Code: EleonasTsirka01
- Availability: In Stock
Olive Oil | Extra Virgin | Acidity 0,3 - 0,8% | Cold Pressed |
Olive oil produced by old traditional practices that have been passed down from generation to generation for several decades.
Order this internationally highly prized olive oil from the Greek island of Corfu! You will not only support your cardiovascular system, but also the honest small olive growers and their further functioning and future!
The oil comes from:
- organically grown,
- hand-picked olives
- without the use of pesticides and chemistry,
- from early harvest and
- pressed only a few hours after harvest,
which is reflected in its distinctive taste and aroma.
The intangible heritage of knowledge and experience, along with the old olive groves, have been sold from generation to generation, resulting in this exceptional, delicious and first-class Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is a family business belonging to the Gasteratou family, which lives on the Greek island of Corfu.
"We have olive trees on the island and on the mainland. We specialize exclusively in the Koroneiko variety. Yes, we work without pesticides and chemicals. Instead of standard heavy drastic sprays, we fight the parasite that destroys olive trees with the original method. We have a couple of olive trees planted among the trees, which ripens earlier and thus potential pests attack these, the so-called lure trees (baits) and the remaining trees leave alone. It is also standard to burn the grass under the trees with aggressive chemicals to make it easy to access and harvest the fruit. We specially condition the soil under the trees with a machine called 'katastrofea". It is a device pulled by a small tractor that breaks and crushes the soil and prepares it for the olive harvest. However, we do much more, but these are two basic things that most of manufacturers do not. It is time consuming, manpower, machinery and, of course, costly. "
Eva & Tassos Gasteratou
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Corfu is a source of up to several times more olive polyphenols compared to the olive oils you will find in regular stores.
It is these polyphenols that contribute most to the beneficial effects of olive oil. For example, hydroxytyrosol is a polyphenol found in olive oil that has been shown to have important benefits to the cardiovascular system.
Olive oil also has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids (especially oleic acid), which is another basic reason for its rich health benefits. The study found that eating two tablespoons of olive oil a day promoted cardiovascular health.
Benefits of extra virgin olive oil
- Made from organically grown, hand-picked and freshly pressed olives.
- It contains several times more antioxidant polyphenols than commercial oils.
- Helps promote healthy HDL levels in the normal range.
- Helps inhibit LDL oxidation.
- Supports endothelial function and cardiovascular health.
- Promotes healthy blood pressure in the normal range.