It is a truly unique olive oil that qualifies for the recently approved EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) health claim of protecting blood lipids and LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage.
Zathune (Olive Heart®) does this by guaranteeing a high level of 100% naturally occurring polyphenol anti-oxidants, something that most other olive oils are not able to claim. Zathune (Olive Heart®) achieves this distinction by carefully and selectively combining different varieties of olives and carrying out the production process under the strictest of controls; from the planting of the trees to the growing and harvesting of the fruit and ending with careful extraction and storage under special conditions to ensure that both the taste and natural goodness of the olive oil are preserved to the maximum.
What is Extra-Virgin Olive Oil? Extra-virgin olive oil is anunrefined oiland the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. There are very specific standards oil has to meet to receive the label “extra-virgin.” Because of the way extra-virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste, and has alower level of oleic acidthan other olive oil varieties. It also contains more of the natural vitamins and minerals found in olives.
Extra-virgin olive oil is considered an unrefined oil since it’s not treated with chemicals or altered by temperature. What sets it apart is the low level of oleic acid and the absence of sensory flaws. It containsno more than 1% oleic acidand typically has a golden-green colour, with a distinct flavour and a light peppery finish.