New Southern Hemisphere Olive Oils Are Here!
The Spicy Olive is committed to offering the freshest olive oils to our customers. Fresh olive oils are healthy olive oils, full of biophenols that impact your health in very positive ways. Our two new olive oils arrived from Chile this week, an Arbequina and a Koroneiki, both robust with significant biophenol counts. These oils were harvested and crushed in May/June, 2019. You will also notice new information on our fusti tags. We are now providing Squalene and A-Tocopherols (vitamin E) counts!
Squalene is a component in olive oil that benefits your cardiovascular system, lowering blood pressure, increasing good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol levels. Squalene is also very good for your skin, increasing skin lipid levels and protecting from skin cancer. Squalene is a major intermediary in the biosynthesis of sterols, including cholesterol, steroid hormones and Vitamin D. Squalene also has potent antioxidant activity (scavenge of free radicals) Studies have shown Squalene to kill breast cancer cells in petri dishes. More studies on this are under way. Squalene numbers in extra virgin olive oil range from 2000-9000ppm. Some of our incoming Southern Hemisphere olive oils exceed 9000ppm!
A-Tocopherols is a form of Vitamin E that is absorbed and accumulated in humans.
Recommended daily allowance of Vitamin E is 10mg/day.
The concentration of Vitamin E in extra virgin olive oil varies between 15-300 mg/kg which is 30% of RDA.
Vitamin E deficiency causes neurological problems due to poor nerve conduction and anemia due to oxidative damage to red blood cells.
EVOO that contain A-Tocopherols also reduce the risk of atherosclerosis by preventing lipoprotein oxidation and reduction of free radical production.
Fresh olive oils deliver numerous health benefits and they also taste better! Life is too short and your health is too important to eat old, substandard olive oil!