OLEA OF MONEMVASIA - PHILEOS OLIVE OIL 250ML
This award winning premium extra virgin olive oil is sourced from the finest olive groves in Molaoi, Asopos & Monemvasia in Laconia, Greece where the warm rocky hillsides along the Aegean Sea provide an optimal microclimate for producing high quality olive oil.
Our olive oil is sourced from a small co-op of farmers who value ancient techniques of growing, harvesting and processing and this knowhow and expertise is integrated with the use of modern technology to ensure the quality, delicate flavours and amazing health benefits of our nutritional & medicinal grade evoo.
Thirty years ago after finishing my Pharmacy Degree, I travelled to Greece for a holiday and visited Athens, the Cyclades Islands, Hydra and the Peloponnese. Travelling opens the palate and opens the mind and I am so fortunate to have visited Greece on a number of occasions since then. I have been to many magnificent beaches, absorbed the culture, enjoyed incredibly generous Greek hospitality, have been overwhelmed by the history and the aura of many ancient sites and I have tasted a vast variety of delicious foods; the flavours of which are enhanced by the use of magnificent extra virgin olive oil. It is nutritious, has low acidity, and I knew the medicinal properties of the polyphenols were also good for my health. I knew then that the oil was special and the memory of it stayed with me.
Something I discovered in recent years is how Greek olive oil in particular, is packed full of polyphenols which are the antioxidants and the anti-inflammatories that are so good for your health. The pharmacist in me prompted further research and investigation and it was so wonderful to discover that some premium extra virgin olive oils can benefit your health and healing in many ways while medical intervention only treats symptoms. With the growing trends moving towards more holistic healing methods through plants and herbs, it makes sense to investigate and use a product so pure that has been used for thousands of years by Greek healers. Scientists are continuing to research and attach scientific evidence to the claims made by these healers in ancient texts and we are finding more modern diseases benefiting from the daily use of premium EVOO. It’s an exciting time for everyone in the olive oil industry.
It is now widely recognised medically and scientifically that a Mediterranean Diet is exceptionally good for your health and the single most important contributing factor is the EVOO which is packed full of good fats (monounsaturated) and polyphenols. My health is significantly improved since I changed to a predominately Mediterranean Diet and started drinking at least 20ml a day of my EVOO.’
I’m excited to be able to share this product with you. It comes from a place very close to my heart, grown and processed by beautiful friends in a way that supports the earth and the people living on it. I hope you can feel this love in every can of my olive oil and it impacts your life and your health as it has mine.
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