Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming received the Silver Medal at the Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards 2018 for High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
On May 17 2018, at the Old Parliament, the Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards 2018 took place.
The University of Athens, with the nonprofit organization World Olive Center for Health, awards the producers that have managed to produce olive oils with health claim, based on the European Reg. 432/2012.
This European Regulation mentions that more than 5 mg of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol derivatives, consumed daily via olive oils that are in this specific category, can protect from the oxidation of blood lipids. It is also important to mention that the compounds oleocanthal and oleacin that exist in health beneficial olive oils, have been attributed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardio protective and neuroprotective properties (These substances are called phenols and these olive oils are called high phenolic olive oils).
The producers that were awarded at the Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards 2018, had managed to produce at least one sample with health claim in the 2018 production season, while the olive oil samples were over 2500 from all around the world.
Olivegevity’s supplier, Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, due to the high concentration of phenolic ingredients in their organic olive oils, were honored for the 3d year in a row with the SILVER AWARD AT OLYMPIA HEALTH & NUTRITION AWARDS 2018.
The Organic Olive Oils from Sakellaropoulos organic Farms contain 15,9 mg of phenolic compounds and just a small quantity of 20 grams of olive oil daily, contains three (3) times more phenolic substances than the European Regulation 432/2012 suggests.
In the award ceremony, important scientists from Greece and abroad were present (Harvard, University of California, Cambridge, Northeaster etc) while important announcements about the ongoing studies in olive oil and health benefits were made.
It is a great honor for us to receive this scientific community’s confirmation on the benefits of our organic olive oils to the human health, while this particular award consists the 84th international award for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming.