Olive Oil Corfu

A very long tradition of pruducing an Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Corfu

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info@oliveoilcorfu.gr

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(+30) 2661 076759

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Vraganiotika Village
Corfu, Greece

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Gourmet Basil olive oil

Gourmet Basil olive oil

Why basil is good for you?

Gourmet Basil olive oil.Why basil is good for you?Basil is a common cooking herb. The type most readily available in the U.S. is sweet basil, familiar because it is prevalent in Italian cuisine. Other common types are Thai basil (used in many Asian dishes), lemon basil and holy basil. Thought to be native to Asia, there is evidence that basil has been cultivated for at least 5,000 years, originally for its medicinal qualities.

Gourmet Basil olive oil

Basil is a powerful antioxidant. It’s full of polyphenolic flavonoids, which shield much of the body’s structures from cell-damaging free radicals. Free radicals can cause a lot of problems such as oxidizing cholesterol in your bloodstream, where it builds up in your arteries and raises your risk of stroke and heart attack. Asthma, certain types of arthritis, and several other ailments can also be attributed to free radicals.

As a good source of magnesium, basil promotes blood flow. As a good source of Vitamin A it promotes healthy eyesight, and because of eugenol (a major component of the oil produced by basil’s leaves) it has also been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory in the same vein as aspirin and ibuprofen.

Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C.  It’s also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Basil isn’t simply for internal use. When basil’s oils are extracted to make an essential oil, it is used for treating cuts, wounds, and skin infections. It’s also been shown to fight acne.

Basil essential oil is also commonly used in aromatherapy to treat nervous tension, mental fatigue, melancholy, migraines and depression, and – fortunately – to treat certain symptoms of these ailments, including vomiting and nausea.

So think how wonderful it could be to have all these health benefits of basil with the finesed olives blended and crushed in an canister of extra virgin olive oil of mavroudis olive oil corfu garlic gurmet

 

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