CONFIRMED: ISTRIAN OLIVE OIL IS THE HEALTHIEST IN EUROPE
Did you know that the Istrian olive oil has exceptional medicinal properties? This was confirmed by the results of an analysis of effects of extra virgin olive oil on health, carried out within the international project titled Aristoil.
The project is financed from the INTERREG MED programme and was implemented from 2016 to 2019 in five Mediterranean countries that produce extra virgin olive oil – Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Croatia. Its goal was to establish which of the analysed oils had higher phenolic content (>250 mg/kg) so that it could be declared a product with beneficial effects on health, in particular on the circulatory system, in accordance with the European legislation.
Over 4,000 samples of extra-virgin oil were analysed, and the Croatian oil was found to boast the best medicinal properties. As many as 97% oil samples from Croatia had a high ratio of phenolic compounds, 655 mg/kg on average, greatly exceeding the 250 mg/kg set under the EU law.