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May is International Mediterranean Diet Awareness Month

May is International Mediterranean Diet Awareness Month

When it comes to health, flavour, ease and satiety - the Mediterranean diet ticks all the boxes. There's a good reason that the Med diet is ranked by experts as the best for our health year after year.

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How to taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil like a pro

How to taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil like a pro

A high-quality cold pressed olive oil should taste fresh and fruity. It can have a diverse range of aromas and flavour notes, from floral to fruity, grassy to herbal and peppery. It shouldn't taste fusty, musty or metallic. 

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Celebrate International Women's Day and Mother's Day with an Exciting Giveaway!

Celebrate International Women's Day and Mother's Day with an Exciting Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a bottle of our exclusive 'Limited' edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a copy of the Governor's Kitchen cookbook.
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Why High Polyphenol Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Heart Healthy

Why High Polyphenol Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Heart Healthy

Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but the importance of keeping our hearts healthy is a year-round affair! And what better way to show some love to our tickers than with a drizzle of high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil?

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Elevate Your Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Elevate Your Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Tantalise your taste buds and transform your culinary creations with liquid gold, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

Almost all recipes start with a tablespoon or two of olive oil, the essential, central ingredient of Mediterranean cooking. EVOO is always the starting point of something delicious. 

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Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil - New Harvest

Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil - New Harvest

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the new harvest 2023/2024 Governor Premium Limited.

Harvest time is an enchanting time of year, and it’s a time of anticipation eagerly awaited by producers and olive oil enthusiasts alike.

We were lucky enough to visit the mill for a few days to help with the harvest and taste the new season's oil. It is always a very humbling experience. The Dafnis family work tirelessly from morning until late at night with a commitment to tradition and excellence to ensure the olives are pressed as quickly as possible to ensure the freshest, highest quality olive oil.
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The Health Benefits of Polyphenols in EVOO

The Health Benefits of Polyphenols in EVOO

Polyphenols are naturally occurring bioactive compounds that have antioxidant properties. They are found in many plant foods such as fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, tea, red wine, dark chocolate and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). 

Polyphenols give a plant its colour and their role is to defend the plants against aggressors such as ultraviolet light, insects and pathogens.

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What is Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

What is Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Extra virgin olive oil has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for hundreds of year and is still one of the most celebrated foods in the world. Used for its unique flavours, versatility and its many health benefits.

The ancient traditional olive mills consisted of large slabs of stone, a pile of circular mats and a donkey. The mill stones were pushed around by a donkey which crushed the olives to a paste. It was then placed on the mats which were then stacked and pressed to squeeze out the oil and water, which would then be separated.
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New study on the effect of Greek high phenolic olive oil on Alzheimer's disease

New study on the effect of Greek high phenolic olive oil on Alzheimer's disease

The results of a new clinical study from the US on the effect of olive oil on mild mental disorder (MCI), which is the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

This study follows studies that took place in Greece two years ago using the Governor.

Scientists studied and compared two olive oils, a certified Greek high-phenol content (The Governor) high in Oleocanthal and oleacein and refined olive oil(Bertolli) with zero phenol content.

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Coffee and EVOO unite in a nutritional taste sensation.

Coffee and EVOO unite in a nutritional taste sensation.

Olive oil coffee is the latest health and wellness trend to hit the headlines.

Adding fat to coffee is nothing new. First, there was “bulletproof coffee” and now Starbucks has recently launched its new range of olive oil coffees named ‘Oleato”. The range includes an olive oil latte, iced shaken espresso and an espresso martini.

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The Effect of Dietary Intervention With High-Oleocanthal and Oleacein Olive Oil

The Effect of Dietary Intervention With High-Oleocanthal and Oleacein Olive Oil

The study The Effect of Dietary Intervention With High-Oleocanthal and Oleacein Olive Oil in Patients With Early-Stage Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Pilot Randomised Trial

The international, prestigious scientific journal Frontiers in Oncology, published an article on on Friday 21 January 2022 with the results of the research entitled:

This a historic day for research, Corfiot and Greek olive oil and a unique moment for our Governor.

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See for yourself

Corfu Olive Tours

Visit the production, processing and standardisation area of our olive oil. Organized by the Dafnis Family, producers of The Governor Olive Oil.