The nutritional power of olive oil lies in its fatty acids and the complex chemical adjuncts which are attached to these fatty acid chains. Oleic acid (omega 9) is the predominant fatty acid in olive oil; it is the substance which gives olive oil its ‘heart-healthy’ reputation. Omega 9 fatty acids are resistant to oxidation and hold their stability and freshness for a long time compared to many other less stable polyunsaturated oils like corn, soybean and flaxseed oils.
In addition, the natural nutritional compounds found in olive oil make it a potent nutritional food and a good source of many micro nutrients. It has trace amounts of squalene, a substance with nutritional properties associated with connective tissue function. Beta carotene is also present in the oil as are other tocopherols. These natural antioxidants are precursors to Vitamin E, a necessary vitamin for health. Sterols, which provide easy absorption and emulsification properties when digested, are also present in olive oil, as are phospholipids which help emulsify and digest fats uniformly. These substances also provide minute but important quantities of subnutrients like mono-and digalactosyldiglycerides, cerebrosides and sulphoids which have an array of nutritional properties associated with cell membrane integrity.
Certified* Organic, Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from 100% organically grown Greek Olives that continually provide the best quality and flavor. Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a delicious, smooth body with a light aftertaste. It adds the finest flavor and aroma to salads, vegetables, pastas, pestos, sauces, sautés, potatoes and most foods – even popcorn. In 400 B.C. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used and wrote about the great benefits of olive oil. IMPORTED FROM GREECE. Naturally Gluten Free
*Certified Organic by “Organic Certifiers” in accordance with the USDA organic standards
- USDA Certified Organic
- Unrefined – Unfiltered
- Rich in Hearth Healthy Monounsaturated Fat and Natural Antioxidant
- Kosher Certified
- Premium Quality First Cold Pressed
- Meets and Exceeds the International Olive Oil Council’s (IOOC) stringent standards of quality and purity, verified thru comprehensive scientific testing.
- Centuries-Old Natural Beauty Oil