2023 Health Claim Awards
We have the quality, but do we have the health claim behind our oils? The answer is an absolute YES!!
Quality and Health claim competitions are not one in the same. Quality Olive Oil competitions are judged for an oil’s sensory characteristics while Health Claim competitions are judged primarily for an oil’s phenolic content that have antioxidant properties (polyphenols). We are proud to offer and produce olive oils that are recognized for both!
We are honored to present not 1 but 3 New Health Claim Awards! All our estate oils are recognized at the 2023 ARISTOLEO Awards.
Laconiko EVOO – SILVER Award (containing a polyphenol count of 500 – 799 mg/kg)
Laconiko Olio Nuovo – GOLD Award (containing a polyphenol count of 800 – 1199 mg/kg)
Laconiko ZOI – DOUBLE GOLD Award (containing a polyphenol count of 1200 – 2000 mg/kg)
One of our most proud accomplishments, that we yearly strive to ensure, is that all our olive oils are as healthy as possible. Isn’t this one of the main reasons we all prefer to use olive oils after all? And isn’t it important that you know how healthy the olive oils you are using really are, especially when you know that the health aspect of an olive oil is something that can be measured? Not all olive oils offer the same health!
Everyone these days seems be looking for olive oils rich in polyphenols and every olive oil company is jumping on the bandwagon with claims that they have it, but very few companies will disclose their Certificate of Analysis (COA) and put it on display. Just mentioning that their olive oils are rich in polyphenol without the proof is not okay!
We want our customers to know that the olive oils you are consuming are truly healthy and it is important to show you how healthy our olive oils really are😊 Our Certificate of Analysis is available on our social media and our website for your reference.
Under the EU Regulation 432/2012 approved health claim, olive oils with 250 mg/kg of polyphenols or more contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress, with the beneficial effect obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil. It is important to know that the beneficial effects of olive oil are dose dependent, thus an olive oil with a higher concentration of polyphenols requires a smaller intake for your daily healthy.
Breakdown of our 3 Estate Olive oils:
Laconiko Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Our most quality awarded extra virgin olive oil, with a polyphenol content of over 600+ mg/kg made from Koroneiki Olives. If you are a frequent user of real healthy extra virgin olive oil for your daily cooking, dipping, marinating, and dressing, this is the only olive oil you will need. A very versatile Everyday extra virgin olive oil for cooking, with amazing flavor, aroma that will intensify the flavors of any meal. You will receive more than enough healthy antioxidants if you are using this olive oil for your daily cooking!
Laconiko Olio Nuovo: Our most quality and health awarded extra virgin olive oil, with a polyphenol content of over 800+ mg/kg made from Koroneiki Olives during our first week of harvest. This is an exceptional olive oil for those who use olive oil sparingly, for those who may not have the time to cook on a daily basis, but when you do: it can be used in your cooking, as a dipping oil, finishing oil and by taking one tablespoon a day for your daily health regiment.
Laconiko ZOI: Our new and most highly concentrated high phenolic extra virgin olive oil. This olive oil is not recommended cooking, although we will not discourage you to try if you enjoy a very strong, super spicy extra virgin olive oil. With a polyphenol content of over 1,200+ mg/kg made from Kalamon Olive varietal, this is our therapeutic and medicinal grade extra virgin olive oil loaded with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. We recommend using this as a daily health regiment by consuming 1 TEASPOON once or twice a day, once in the morning and once in the late afternoon if you like. As we mentioned before, because the beneficial effects of olive oil are dose dependent, 20 ml of this olive oil is equivalent to consuming over 100+ ml of an olive oil with 250 mg/kg, to have the same beneficial effect. This is why it is critical for the consumer to know the how healthy the olive oil you are using really is and for you to know the daily intake you really need to receive the beneficial effects.
Discover more about our new high phenolic olive oil here: https://laconiko.com/project/zoi-ultra/