Olive oil & Health


Over the centuries, olive oil has played a crucial role in our daily diet as an essential fat. Traditionally, it is used in recipes in a variety of different ways, adding a drop of luxury and a pure taste to every dish. With an acidity of just 0.3 to 0.6%, the oil is cholesterol-free and contains vitamin E, provitamin A (carotene) and monounsaturated fatty acids. Olive oil is recommended by scientists and nutritionists as it helps prevent heart disease, prolong life and keep you youthful. Zakros Olive Oil is ideal for salads, fish and meat, or simply on bread.

Olive oil has ever since been the key element of the everyday diet . “The fruit of the olive tree is the greatest good” our ancestors used to say. At feasts, they used to offer fellow diners scented oils as valuable gifts to care for their body and to use for healing qualities. Nowadays, at scientific conventions, at exhibitions and social events, the value and contribution of olive oil to good health is recognized with documented views.
The Cretan diet which has olive oil as a main ingredient has been established with trust. With the high quality characteristics it competes for its recognition in the international gastronomical scale as it deserves.