Throughout history, olive oil has been an inextricable part of Greek tradition which began 7,000 years ago when Greeks were the first population to cultivate olive trees in the European Mediterranean region. The ancient Greeks smeared their bodies and hair with olive oil as part of their healthcare routine. They also used olive oil to heal wounds and to cure diseases. Hippocrates - the father of modern medicine - called olive oil 'the great healer' and over 60 olive oil-based treatments are mentioned in the Hippocratic Oath.
Good olive oil has a fresh, vibrant flavour. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is considered to be the highest quality olive oil and the only one in its category that improves heart function and contains anti-cancer, anti-ageing and anti-oxidative components. Just as important, it tastes wonderful!