A new clinical trial with oleocanthal oleacein dietary intervention with the Governor Extra virgin 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. The aim of this pilot study was to test if patients at early stage of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) could adhere to and tolerate a dietary intervention with high Oleocanthal and Oleacein extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and if this intervention could lead to any changes in markers related to the disease. Dr. Prokopios Magiatis and Dr. Eleni Melliou initiated the study after receiving feedback from people suffering with CLL claiming their white blood cell count declined after beginning to consume olive oil rich in oleocanthal and oleacein. Conclusions. This is the first clinical trial that we were able to show that oral administration of a daily dose of 25 mg oleocanthal and oleacein through the consumption of 40 mL of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a six-month period could be beneficial for CLL patients, reducing white blood cell count, inducing the apoptosis of their cancer cells, and improving the metabolism of the patients. This is very exciting and promising news which paves the way for further larger scale studies. "It is an honour that the Governor was chosen for this research. We continue in high sense of responsibility as we did since the start.” The Dafnis Family Please see the link  for full details https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fonc.2021.810249/full
Higher olive oil intake associated with lower risk of mortality

Higher olive oil intake associated with lower risk of mortality.

On the 10th January a new study was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study was led by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health who studied the health and diet of 90,000 U.S. health care workers during a 28 year period, one of the biggest studies to date. They found that those that consumed a higher olive oil intake (more than 1/2 tbsp) daily was associated with a 19% lower risk of all causes of death. The study also concluded that olive oil may have a significant impact on disease and cause-related deaths. 29% lower risk of neurodegenerative mortality 19% lower cardiovascular disease mortality 19% lower risk of cancer mortality 18% lower risk of respiratory mortality The researchers also developed statistical models to simulate what would happen if a person swapped 10g per day of margarine, butter, mayonnaise or dairy fat with olive oil. This lowered the risk of death from all causes by 8-34% The study suggests that people should "consume a more plant-based diet and prioritise fatty acids such as olive oil because they have a better nutritional composition (high in phenols and antioxidants), instead of using butter or margarines or other animal fats that have been shown to have detrimental effects for health,"  Guasch-Ferré, a senior research scientist in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts   Higher olive oil intake associated with lower risk of mortality https://www.instagram.com/the_governor_evoo/?hl=en The body of evidence supporting the health benefits of including olive oil in our diet just keeps growing. Head over to my socials for some plant based recipe ideas!
olive oil cakes

Pistachio & cardamom mini olive oil cakes.

These individual, cute little olive oil cakes are a delicious alternative to traditional Christmas cake. They also make a great little personal, thoughtful Christmas gift for family and friends. They really are simple to make and only take 18mins to bake. Extra virgin olive oil is fabulous for baking. It produces a wonderful flavourful, super moist cake which keeps for far longer than using butter plus it’s full of vitamins, antioxidants and good fats making it a far healthier choice. You will need 136g all purpose flour 136g pistachios 3 eggs 200g greek yoghurt 2 lemons juice and zest 150g granulated Sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 4 cardamom pods, crushed to a powder in a pestle and mortar husks removed 175ml Governor extra Virgin olive oil To decorate 2 tbsp crushed pistachios Icing sugar to dust Method 1.Heat the oven to 350f/180°c and grease a Bundt tin with a little oil. 2.Place the pistachios in a into a small food processor and pulse until they're finely ground but stop before they turn into a paste. 3.Next whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil slowly whisking, add the vanilla , lemon juice and zest. 4.In another bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, gently stirring until combined. 5.Pour the batter into the Bundt tins and bake for 18-20mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. 6.Leave to rest on a wire rack until completely cool. Dust with icing sugar and garnish with pistachios.
New harvest extra virgin olive oil

New harvest EVOO now in stock

New harvest extra virgin olive oil Our new season extra virgin is now in stock and we can not wait for you to try it! The best way to experience of EVOO is to taste it as near to its harvest date as possible. This is when it is at its freshest and most vibrant. The aromas, the flavours and the polyphenols are at their most intense and is a real treat for your taste buds and your health. We hope you enjoy!

New Harvest EVOO Giveaway!

As we head into the winter months we need to support our immune system the best we can. Following a Mediterranean diet can help to provide the nutrients that our bodies need. It is characterised by an abundance of high quality extra virgin olive oil together with plenty of fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and smaller amounts of dairy, fish and chicken and low amounts of red and processed meats. A daily dose of the Governor EVOO is an enjoyable and incredibly easy way to increase the nutritional content of your daily diet and help fight inflammation, lowering the risk of chronic disease. If you would like to be one of the first to taste our new harvest oils and learn more about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet then we have a fantastic give-away for you! We have teamed up with Doctor Simon Poole, expert scientific consultant on EVOO, award winning author, international renowned authority on the science and application of the MED diet. WIN! A bottle of our new harvest Limited EVOO A copy of Dr. Simon Poole’s new book ‘The real Mediterranean diet’ Head over to our Instagram  page T&C UK entries only Competition closes 10am Monday 22nd November.
Cooking with the Governor Extra Virgin Olive oil

Can you cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Can you cook with Extra Virgin Olive oil?  Yes, absolutely! ⁣ ⁣ Despite Mediterranean cultures using EVOO as their main cooking oil for centuries and the health benefits of the Med diet being scientifically proven, people still question whether it should be used for cooking! ⁣ ⁣ Did you know that ⁣ ⁣ ?EVOO remains heat stable for cooking at temperatures up to 190°c and high phenolic EVOO up to around 230°c. These temperatures cover most home cooking methods. ⁣ ⁣ Sautéing 120°c⁣ Oven roasting 180°c⁣ deep frying 180°c⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ?Choosing a good quality EVOO high in antioxidant polyphenols is important because these help to protect the oil from becoming damaged when heated. ⁣ ⁣ ?EVOO’s composition of high monounsaturated fat and high antioxidant content provides heat and oxidative stability, making it a healthier choice over vegetable and seed oils. ⁣ ⁣ ?EVOO is a unrefined oil. It is completely unprocessed retaining all of its healthy compounds. ⁣ Refined oils have been heat and chemically treated to remove impurities and contaminants. The process increases shelf life and smoke points, removes flavour and nutritional value. ⁣ ⁣ ?Studies show that when sautéing various veggies in EVOO it increases their antioxidant levels improving the nutritional value of food.⁣ ⁣ A very recent studies revealed that even deep frying chicken nuggets and chips in EVOO improved the nutritional profile of these foods when compared with canola (rapeseed) and grapeseed oils.⁣ ⁣ Even when put under test conditions that we wouldn’t usually use in our homes such as deep frying for extremely long periods of time and reusing the same oil several times it remains heat stable. ⁣ ⁣ So if you do choose to cook with EVOO be confident that it is safe and nutritious to do so. ⁣ ⁣                    

The Governor EVOO foodie

The Governor EVOO recipe Celeriac steaks with sticky date and spiced  lentils These celeriac steaks make a deliciously healthy midweek meal. Celeriac has become one of my favourite vegetables. Its subtle sweet, nutty flavour is best enjoyed by simply roasting it with a splash of our extra virgin olive oil.  I have served these steaks on a bed of spiced, sticky lentils. If you haven’t tried celeriac before do give it a try as it might surprise you. ⁣ Serves 2 Ingredients ⁣1 celeriac peeled and cut into 4 thick slices ⁣ 1 carrot, finely diced ⁣ 1 red onion, finely diced⁣ 1 stick celery, finely diced ⁣ 1 can of black or green lentils ⁣ 2 tbsps finely chopped coriander ⁣ 400ml vegetable stock ⁣ 1 tbsp of the Governor Extra Virgin Olive oil ⁣ ⁣ For the Paste ⁣ 6 medjool dates ⁣ 2 cloves garlic ⁣ 1 inch of ginger, grated 2 tsps tamarind paste ⁣ 1 tsp of baharat spice ⁣ 1 tbsps the Governor EVOO⁣ ⁣ For the dressing 1 tbsp of pomegranate molasses ⁣ 1 tbsp white wine vinegar ⁣ 2 tbsps of the Governor EVOO ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180°c⁣, Gas mark 4 2. Brush the celeriac steaks with EVOO and ⁣place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle over a pinch of sea salt and roast in the oven for 1 hour turning them halfway. ⁣ 3. Place all the ingredients for the paste into a small blender and blitz. Add in a little water to loosen. 4. Add 1 tbsp of EVOO into a large saucepan. Add the onion, celery and carrot and cook until softened 15mins, you can add a little water to prevent sticking. ⁣ 5. Stir in the paste, add in the rest of water and simmer for 5 mins. Add the lentils and warm through. ⁣ 6. To make the dressing simply whisk all the ingredients together⁣. 7. Serve the lentils topped with the celeriac steaks, sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds, coriander and drizzle over the dressing.

The Governor UK supports the Pink Ribbon Foundation

The Governor UK supports the Pink Ribbon Foundation We are really excited and proud to announce that we have partnered with the Pink Ribbon Foundation to help support those affected with breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon Foundation is  a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to individuals and UK cancer charities large and small. The Grants help to relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer and its early detection and treatment. Lisa and her small team do a amazing job of raising awareness and funds and we are really pleased to be able to help by donating 10% of all purchases of our Premium Extra Virgin Olive oils.  

New Harvest Olive Oils have Landed

Our new season olive oils have now arrived in the UK. Tasting our new season early harvest olive oils  is the next best thing to jumping on a plane to Corfu and tasting the oils straight from the olive press! Why? Our high phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oils are produced from olives that are picked at their nutritional and organoleptic peak. These promise amazing taste and the highest concentrations of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds and greater health benefits. If you are yet to taste freshly pressed olive oil then it is a sensory experience not to be missed. The smell, the taste and the texture of  brand new olive oil is a wonderful thing.        

So it begins….the Governor EVOO 2021 harvest

At Olive Fabrica, the production facility when the Governor was born, harvest time is now under way. 

The young, unripe Lianolia variety of olives are harvested early and it is these that make it into our 'limited edition' EVOO. They contain a very small amount of oil but have the highest concentrations of healthy polyphenols particulary the anti inflammatory  Oleocanthal.

The timing of the harvest, careful harvesting methods, innovative milling all result in a extra virgin olive oil that is superior in taste and health benefits. 

We cant wait to try it! Watch this space.