Zoi High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
ZOI (meaning "life"), is a very special oleocanthal-rich high phenolic extra virgin olive oil to add to your family’s daily nutrition regimen.
Size: 375 ml bottle.
Peroxide Value: 2.17
Polyphenols: 1284 mg/kg
Oleocanthal: 969 mg/kg
“The health benefits of olive oil are 99 percent related to the presence of the phenolic compounds, not the oil itself,” says Nasir Malik, research plant physiologist at the U.S.D.A.
ZOI is made from a specially selected, early harvest of Kalamon variety olives, known for very high phenolic concentration – in particular the phenolic compounds oleocanthal and oleacein.
Oleocanthal is the most rigorously tested phenolic compound in clinical research, both in laboratory and human trials. See research: https://aristoleo.com/research-links/
How rare is this? Last year, World Olive Center for Health in Athens analyzed 1000s of samples sent by olive growers who produce early harvest olive oils.
Only 51 olive growers produced over 1,250 mg/kg of polyphenols. ZOI measures 1284 mg/kg of polyphenols with 969 mg/kg of oleocanthal. Less than a handful of olive growers produced olive oil that contained over 700 oleocanthal. ZOI is very rare indeed.
The olives used to produce ZOI were gently picked, and, within hours, quickly rushed to the mill where they were milled at a specific temperature for a short time in order to offer this best oleocanthal-rich, High Phenolic EVOO.
By nature of the careful process, high phenolic EVOOs offer a lower yield, which is the cause of its premium price – but the intensity of oleocanthal (anti-inflammatory) and oleacein (antioxidant) in ZOI – a little goes a long way.
We recommend 1 – 2 teaspoons a day (5-10ml) first thing in the morning or mixed with your favorite morning juice or smoothie in case you find the taste too strong; we even recommend adding your favorite balsamic to cut the taste. Do not premix. Simply add 1 – 2 teaspoons of ZOI to your glass.