N. Crete Olive Oil
The treasures of Zakros are hanging from the branches of the olive trees.
The “koroneiki” species of olives, the ideal climate and the passion of the people in agriculture produce the proper recipe for the best olive oil in the world.
Very low acidity, big variety on aromatics and all the essential microelements make up the profile of Zakros extra virgin olive oil. (Virgin means that the oil was produced by the use of physical means and no chemical treatment.)
The production starts at the end of November and it lasts till March. At that period exists an orgasmic activity from the fields to the olive oil factory which is equipped with new generation engines.
Zakros extra virgin olive oil has been honored several times in international competitions as the most complete and pure olive oil in the world.
Nowadays the benefits of olive oil to our health are well known, as well as to our longevity because of its high content in polyphenols and in monosaturated fat.
These elements are a proven link with a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease.
Greeks consume per person 23,7 kg, olive oil per year and they are far ahead the average of any other nationality consumer.(France 1,34 kg, United States 0,56 kg and Portugal 7,1 kg.)
When visiting the area of Zakros, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the taste of the best olive oil in the world.
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