About Olive Oil & Mazzone
The olive and the oil it produces is one of the oldest goods passed down from ancient times to modern-day Western culture. Its use in Mediterranean cuisine dates back thousands of years. Extra Virgin olive oil has only recently attracted attention and gained popularity in North America. One reason for this is the growing body of research making known the many health benefits of olive oil, particularly extra virgin.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, a healthier type of fat which can lower risk of heart disease by reducing the total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood. While all types of olive oil contain monounsaturated fat, extra virgin is the least processed olive oil and contains the highest level of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant, precious for health and which fight against the negative effects of free radicals.