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Nutri-Enhanced Seed Oils

Olive Polyphenol Innovation Meets Tradition

A Bridge Between Innovation and Tradition

Drawing from the richness of Mediterranean tradition, we introduce a revolutionary range of seed oils enriched with polyphenols extracted from olive oil, combining the nutritional benefits of vegetable oils with the extraordinary health properties of polyphenols.

The New Frontier of Wellness

The Mediterranean diet is universally acknowledged as one of the healthiest eating patterns, celebrated not only for its nutritional balance but also for its long-term health benefits. At the heart of this diet is extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), a component rich in unsaturated fatty acids and a wide array of phytonutrients, among which polyphenols stand out. These compounds have been the subject of numerous studies highlighting their diverse therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, anticancer, anti-obesity, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and anti-steatotic effects. Among the various polyphenolic compounds in EVOO, oleocanthal and oleacein have been identified as two of the main contributors to these health benefits.

However, polyphenols are not exclusive to olive oil. They are found in a variety of foods and drinks, including fruits, vegetables, tea, wine, and some seed oils, though the latter typically have a negligible polyphenol content compared to EVOO. The concept of enriching seed oils with polyphenols extracted from EVOO emerges as an innovative strategy to enhance the health properties of these oils, combining the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of polyphenols with the versatility and accessibility of seed oils.

Enriching seed oils with polyphenols transforms these oils into functional products with additional health benefits. This process not only enhances the nutritional value of seed oils but also offers a healthy alternative for consumers looking for options other than EVOO, whether for price considerations or personal preferences.

Polyphenols are known for their ability to combat oxidative stress and inflammation, two processes that play a key role in the development of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders. Specifically, oleocanthal and oleacein have been shown to exert powerful anti-inflammatory effects, similar to those of the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen, but without the side effects associated with long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Moreover, oleocanthal possesses anticancer properties, affecting various cellular pathways involved in cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor cell death. In vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated this compound’s ability to induce programmed cell death (apoptosis) in various cancer cell lines, including colon, prostate, and breast cancers.

On the other hand, oleacein has been studied for its cardioprotective effects. It contributes to the prevention of atherosclerosis by reducing the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and inhibiting the adhesion of monocyte cells to the vascular endothelium, a key step in the onset of atherosclerosis.

Sunflower oil

Cold pressed
Enriched with olive oil polyphenols, Sunflower Oil stands out for its high Vitamin E content and low saturated fats. It offers enhanced antioxidant properties, cardiovascular health benefits by improving lipid profiles, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.

Botanical name: Helianthus Annuus L.
Usage: Food
Packaging: bottle 250ml/8.45oz
Conservation advice: To maintain our oil’s quality, seal it tightly post-use and store in a cool, dark area away from light and heat.  

Corn Oil, enriched with olive oil polyphenols, boosts its nutritional value and antioxidant capacity. It plays a significant role in preventing chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, and supports heart health by managing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Soybean Oil, with added olive oil polyphenols, combines the natural benefits of soy (rich in polyunsaturated fats and Vitamin E) with the antioxidant power of polyphenols. This enhancement provides a two-fold cardiovascular benefit by managing cholesterol levels and supporting overall health.

Peanut Oil enriched with olive oil polyphenols elevates its nutritional and antioxidant profile. Valued for its high monounsaturated fats and low saturated fats, it is particularly beneficial for cardiovascular health, offering a healthy alternative to animal fats.

Rice Bran Oil, enhanced with olive oil polyphenols, is unique for its nutritional qualities and hypoallergenic properties. It is a rich source of Vitamin E and oryzanol, antioxidants that support cholesterol metabolism and cardiovascular health.

Grape Seed Oil, boosted with olive oil polyphenols, is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid (omega-6), and antioxidants like Vitamin E. This combination offers powerful antioxidant protection, supports cardiovascular health, and helps manage cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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