Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The health benefits of olive oil are well documented. With its high content of monounsaturated fats, olive oil works to lower harmful LDL cholesterol and raise healthful HDL cholesterol. It is also a prime source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from certain type of cancers. Virtually all of the world's olive oil comes from the Mediterranean. Greek olive oil in particular is known around the world for its superior quality. As a matter of fact, over 70% of all olive oil produced in Greece - more so than any other country - is Extra Virgin, the highest grade. Many major olive oil-producing countries import a large percentage of Greece's olive oil production to blend with their own to improve flavor.