UNFILTERED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Was scientifically tested that, the Oleocanthal and Oleacein concentrations in “The Governor”, are 7 Times higher than the rest of extra virgin olive oils!
A rare extra virgin olive oil with character, from Corfu island. Produced drop by drop with painstaking care, this first batch of limited edition, early-harvest fresh olive juice is full of concentrated goodness.
Three generations of Dafnis family members tend the aged ‘Lianolia’ variety olive trees in the family grove, none of which are under 100 years old. Many of our trees have been flourishing for over 500 years on the fertile slopes leading down and into the Adriatic Sea. Careful harvesting in October produces a low yield per tree of exceptionally high quality olives. Same-day cold pressing using the gentlest methods treats nature’s generosity with respect.
In return, it rewards us with a superb, unfiltered olive oil with the aroma of freshly-harvested and pressed olives, emerald green colour, rich texture and unique peppery taste. All are indications of its unusually high polyphenol content, which is what gives olive oil its healthy benefits. Add a new and finer taste dimension to salads or drizzle over warm food just before serving.
|Polyphenol||Average extra virgin olive oil polyphenol content||The Governor premium extra virgin olive oil polyphenol content|
|Origin||Aghios Matthaios – Corfu|
|Olive Variety||Lianolia Kerkiras (100%)|
|Peroxide||3,0 (max 20)|
|Polyphenols concentration||512 mg/kg (50-500 ppm)|
|Tocopherols concentration||concentration: 467 mg/kg (125-300ppm)|
|Oleuropein aglycon||72 mg/Kg|
|Ligstroside aglycon||93 mg/Kg|
|Total hydroxytyrosol derivatives||389 mg/Kg|
|Total tyrosol derivatives||994 mg/Kg|
|Age of olive trees||500 -1000 years old|
|Storage||In cool and dark place|
|Extraction||First cold pressing unfiltered|
“The Governor”™ and your health
First among equals
“The Governor”™ was scientifically tested in March 2014 at the University of Athens and compared with the results of 700 other olive oil samples, from 30 different olive varieties. 150 of the comparative olive oil samples originated from countries outside Greece, specifically: California, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Tunisia, Cyprus, France, Argentina, Chile, Morocco and Israel.
The results were impressive. The oleocanthal and oleacein concentrations in “The Governor”™ are 7 times higher than the average of the samples and the highest value recorded among all commercially-available bottled oils since 2009. Oleocanthal, oleocein and other elements present in “The Governor”™ olive oil present important biological activity, and are related with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuro-protective benefits.
The total hydroxytyrosol derivatives are 61% higher than the stipulated European regulation. The daily consumption of 20g is known to protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress.
2014 Athens University evaluation of “The Governor”™ polyphenol content vs. average levels in extra virgin olive oils:
“..we can certify that [“The Governor”] is an extremely rare extra virgin olive oil that stands out from the usual oils… It is an oil highly recommended to all consumers looking for olive oil with enhanced properties for health protection.”