Classified by UNESCO as Intangible World Heritage since 2013, the Mediterranean diet is based on a philosophy and lifestyle that revolve around the community and the sharing of meals prepared to each region's own recipes, using local, seasonal ingredients. For hundreds of years, olive oil has had a fundamental role in this diet, considered as one of the healthiest in the world.
Mainly comprising healthy monounsaturated fats (up to 83%), olive oil is rich in natural antioxidants which are fundamental for its resistance to heat and for some of the benefits it brings for our health: cognitive, anticancer, digestive, cardiovascular, improvement in the health of bones and joints, modulation of the immune system and protection for the skin.
These are a few of the reasons why nutritionists and other clinical specialists recommend olive oil in every diet, as a fundamental product for healthier eating habits. And since today's consumers are increasingly attentive and better informed about the foods that are better for them, the consumption of olive oil has been increasing significantly. This is especially true in the segment where higher quality is recognized, such as extra virgin olive oil.