And besides the fact this Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete is very healthy, it also tastes great. Today Cretans eat much more olive oil than anywhere else in the world. It is therefore not surprising that the traditional Cretan diet uses only olive oil instead of other fats or oils.
Olive Oil is very rich in monounsaturated oleic acid and has, among other things, a high content of vitamin E. This fatty acid has many beneficial effects on health and is therefore a healthy choice to use in the kitchen. The olive oil from Crete also tastes delicious and can be used cold for salad, vinaigrettes and cold sauces. Single unsaturated fats in Extra Virgin Olive Oil are also resistant to high temperature, making it a healthy choice for cooking. Below we mention some of the health benefits of olive oil from Crete.