A very fine extra virgin olive oil from Corfu island, with fresh aroma and taste, rich in texture and healthy antioxidants. Produced by the Dafnis family, who for three generations have been carefully tending the centuries-old ‘Lianolia’ variety olive trees in the family grove.
This unfiltered early harvest oil is harvested and cold-pressed at the Dafnis family olive mill at very low temperatures using the gentlest methods. This painstaking care rewards us with a superb natural olive juice with unusually high polyphenols content, which are responsible for the healthy benefits of olive oil.
“The Governor”™ and your health
First among equals
“The Governor”™ was scientifically tested in March 2014 at the University of Athens and compared with the results of 700 other olive oil samples, from 30 different olive varieties. 150 of the comparative olive oil samples originated from countries outside Greece, specifically: California, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Tunisia, Cyprus, France, Argentina, Chile, Morocco and Israel.
The results were impressive. The oleocanthal and oleacein concentrations in “The Governor”™ are 7 times higher than the average of the samples and the highest value recorded among all commercially-available bottled oils since 2009. Oleocanthal, oleocein and other elements present in “The Governor”™ olive oil present important biological activity and are related with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuro-protective benefits.
The total hydroxytyrosol derivatives are 61% higher than the stipulated European regulation. The daily consumption of 20g is known to protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress.
2014 Athens University evaluation of “The Governor”™ polyphenol content vs. average levels in extra virgin olive oils:
“..we can certify that [“The Governor”] is an extremely rare extra virgin olive oil that stands out from the usual oils... It is an oil highly recommended to all consumers looking for olive oil with enhanced properties for health protection.”