Batch #01: 3-Pack
This is Batch #01 of our family’s special extra virgin olive oil.
Our special oil is made from hand picked olives from a small farm in a village (the translation for "Selo") next to the sea in Croatia that are grown and harvested locally without the use of chemical or fertilizers.
Our particular “Selo” is located in the Zadar County of Dalmatia, Croatia, a short 15 minute drive in-land from the Adriatic Sea.
They are cold-pressed (once!) within hours of harvesting, which means they retain all their natural antioxidants and nutrients. The result is an aromatic and elegant medium intensity oil, with good herbal notes and a very pleasant taste of tomatoes. That is incredibly fresh and healthy.
Many other companies press their olives dozens of times in order to extract as much oil as possible (at the cost of quality).
The Mediterranean Diet
Olive oil is a major component in the Mediterranean diet. Evidence shows that Mediterranean populations have reduced risk for certain chronic diseases and extended life expectancy compared with other populations in the world, despite their high dietary fat intake, which is usually in excess of 30 per cent of their total energy intake.
A famous study carried out in the 1950s highlighted differences in diseases that occurred between Mediterranean populations and those living in northern Europe and North America, and compared their diets. Over 30 years, it was found that the Mediterranean diet was associated with low rates of conditions like cardiovascular disease (CVD) and certain types of cancers, as well as increased life expectancy.
Clinical studies focusing on olive oil show that consumption of olive oil may reduce cardiovascular risk factors by decreasing plasma triglycerides, total and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, platelet activation, inflammation and oxidative damage, and increase high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and antioxidant status.
Studies have also shown that olive oil consumption may have a protective role on breast, colon, lung, ovarian and skin cancer development. Compounds specific to olive oil, known as phenolics, seem to possess free radical-scavenging properties and so may be able to reduce oxidative damage to DNA.
A number of studies have also shown that olive oil may have additional beneficial effects on blood pressure, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and immune function.
The Taste of Selo
Best used as a dressing and for general cooking. Selo Oils 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a delicate flavor with fresh grassy tones and mild peppery notes. Light in color with a fresh herbaceous aroma.
You can use this oil for cooking at low temperatures, drizzle over salads and as a finishing oil.
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