Olive oil

The benefits of olive oil

The “great healer” according to Hippocrates

One of earth’s most important goods is olive oil and in Greece we produce olive oil in abundance. Also, Greece is the largest producer and exporter of extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil is the main axis of the so-called Mediterranean diet. It can be consumed raw as a dressing in salads and several dishes, and it can also be used in cooking. It is considered to be a «natural remedy» and its value, as well as its healing properties, have been recognized since antiquity where Hippocrates referred to it as «the great healer». Rich as it in vitamin A and vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants (olive oil polyphenols: oleic acid, oleuropein, squalene), olive oil has beneficial effects on almost all body functions.

Its healing properties vary and can be summarised as follows: Olive oil
Prevents cardiovascular diseases and strokes.
Reduces the risk of depression.
Protects against Alzheimer’s disease.
Helps prevent acute pancreatitis.
Protects the liver.
Plays a role in the prevention of some forms of cancer, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Has anti-aging properties.
Positively affects the development of the central nervous system.
Aids in the digestive process, reducing the symptoms of constipation.
Contributes to longevity and vitality.

Our company ELLDORON LTD selects and offers the best olive oil that Greece produces in Crete and Central Greece. You can choose between virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil, while organic (bio) olive oil is also available. In any case, we guarantee the best quality and taste of our product.