Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a unique culinary oil because of its incredible health benefits and taste! It's a rare exception to most oils because sprinkling more of this oil onto your food is an extremely health-conscious decision.
The first thing often noticed by those who taste our EVOO is that it really does taste like it just fell from the tree. Our clients have gone to the point of comparing it to commercial oils on their own accord, saying "The commercial oils were light, yellow in colour, bitter to taste and burned in the throat with acidity. [Ilias & Sons] oil was darker, greener and has a smooth olive taste with no acidity. Others simply call it the "Nectar of the Greek Gods." These are just a few of the testimonials we've received proclaiming the unique, subtle freshness flowing from each bottle we brew.
That unique taste stems from only using olives grown on our family's olive trees in Vasikali, Peleponnese, Greece. Our trees range from being between 30 to over 1000 years old - the oldest in the region. The olives used are a gentle blend of the Athinolia and Koroneiki olive. The Athinolia is handpicked from trees over a thousand years old. The Koroneiki olive is one of the most popular in the world. Our careful balance of the Athinolia and Koroneiki is what gives our EVOO its distinguished flavor. And by harvesting them earlier, our EVOO contains supplementary polyphenols that elevate the health benefits in our EVOO compared to others.
EVOO's Health Benefits
Each drop of EVOO is bursting with powerful health properties that make splashing EVOO onto your next dish a great decision! Our polyphenol-packed EVOO protects your body from cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, poor blood circulation, poor cognitive ability and depression. Check out this article for more information.
You can also shower your hair and skin with EVOO to take advantage of the beauty secrets hidden within its supple stream. Applying EVOO, a natural formula, to every lock of hair is a healthy way to keep your hair radiant by massaging in its natural moisture. EVOO also helps penetrate dandruff without the use of chemicals, and stifle split ends. Those suffering from dry lips, hands or heels can use EVOO to make them soft and smooth. And if you want to take radiance once step further, bathe in it like Italian actress Sophia Loren! Just add five teaspoons of EVOO to your next warm bath. The result? Smooth, soft skin.
All of these health benefits make our EVOO an incredibly powerful tool for those looking to help their body become healthy again. We're so committed to the cause that we’ve taken it one step further by infusing our EVOO with two superfoods: black garlic and cayenne pepper.
Black Garlic's Health Benefits
Black garlic has been used as a medicinal herb since the middle ages. Historical records indicate that the dark spice has been used through the ages as a diuretic, digestive aid, antibiotic, anti-parasitic; to fight colds, infections and other health problems. Black garlic has withstood the test of time through proving itself repeatedly as a valuable culinary and medicinal ingredient.
Beyond being packed with flavour, black garlic has been recognized for fighting off cancer, cholesterol, infection, and protecting against the free radical cell damage that can cause Alzheimer’s, heart disease, circulatory damage, and rheumatoid arthritis. The fermented garlic is also ripe with manganese, vitamin B1, B6 and C, selenium, phosphorus, copper and calcium. This article tells you more.
We've woven these two superfoods together into a Black Garlic-Infused EVOO elixir. Every drop delivers an unforgettable taste with health perks that rejuvenate your body.
Cayenne Pepper's Health Flare
Culinary experts have come to realize that shards from the nutritious stick of dynamite give just the right flare to all kinds of meals. Health-crazed cooks around the globe routinely sprinkle on cayenne to add a pinch of flare and vitality.
Dr. Axe, the Global Healing Center, and Readers Digest have listed a ton of health perks for the hot pepper. Eating cayenne helps you burn calories, fight aches and pains, clear out stuffed sinuses, eliminate toxins, destroy fungal properties, penetrate blood clots, protect against psoriasis and lung cancer, and improve the body’s digestion. Cayenne pepper also has a lot of great vitamins packed in every flake, including vitamin A, B6, C, E, K, Manganese and Potassium.
Combining EVOO with cayenne pepper makes for an incredible taste sensation. It's to the point where Cayenne Pepper EVOO is being served with pizza so that those craving a touch of spice can dribble on some liquid kick!
On their own, Cayenne Pepper and EVOO are extremely healthy. Each one has a long list of benefits, some of which overlap - inflaming the health boost. Taken together, the flavor and health perks swirling around in our Cayenne Pepper-Infused EVOO give every drop a unique health flare.
Ilias & Sons is all about bringing health-packed flavor from our grove to your stove. Our decision to pair together two olives, pick them early, and combine them with other superfoods allows us to serve you a health-packed elixir with a heightened sense of the Mediterranean. May you taste ancient Greece with each drop that lands on your lips.
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