It is known that the Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the most recommended and beneficial food for the body. A healthy, delicious and scientifically recommended product that has been taking a big role in our diet over the decades.
Do you know why? The answer lies in the polyphenols, antioxidant compounds in charge of slowing down our cells’ wear that make oil the best fat worldwide.
In this QvExtra’s article their composition, properties, benefits and the reason why they are essential for an EVOO to get the Siqev seal will be analysed in detail. It can be summarised in: «the higher amount of polyphenols, the better for the consumer.»
Properties and benefits of polyphenols
There exist many varieties of plant origin polyphenols, depending on the food. In the case of olive oil, we find tyrosol, a kind of polyphenol.
Although they are not essential for the correct development of vital functions, polyphenols included in Extra Virgin Olive Oil help to slow down our body wear. In other words: it helps our body to maintain its strength for a longer time.
This essential factor, along with the ones shown below, makes the EVOO consumption a synonymous with health.
- Polyphenols protect the blood vessels walls, improving blood circulation and, as a consequence, our heart health.
- They have a powerful anti-inflammatory action.
- They attack the free radicals that cause cells wear.
- They strengthen our brain health and protect us from dementia.
- They prevent the appearance of tumours.
Did you know that Siqev EVOOs contain a greater amount of polyphenols?
In addition to the flavour and scent, other important factors that differentiate Siqev EVOOs from any others have to do with the amount of polyphenols they contain.
In QvExtra! we have been working for many years to offer you the most recommendable Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which counts with a great number of polyphenols. How do we achieve so? Very easy: we make our product with green olives freshly harvested and of early crop, since the present the greatest amount of this compound.
Due to the QvExtra! demanding parameters (more rigorous than the general regulation) it is possible to get a higher quantity in polyphenols, above 200 ppm (above average), a higher content, above the 65%, in monounsaturated fatty acids and a demand in the fruit above 4. All this is done to make SIQEV EVOOs excellent.
References: Pérez-Jiménez, F., Pascual, V., Meco, J., Pérez Martínez, P., Delgado Lista, J., Domenech, M., Estruch, R., León-Acuña, A., López-Miranda, J., Sánchez-Ramos, A., Soler i Ferrer, C., Soler-Rivas, C., Solá Alberich, R., Valdivielso, P. and Ros, E., 2018. Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis, 30(6), pp.280-310.