Why High Polyphenol Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Premium Olive Oil

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Why It’s Worth Shopping Around For The Highest Polyphenol Olive Oil

Updated July 7th 2023

Premium Olive Oil With Highest Polyphenols
Premium Olive Oil With Highest Polyphenols


  • Moroccan extra virgin olive oil is gaining popularity amongst health-conscious food lovers and this exquisite Moroccan extra virgin olive oil is known for its intense and delicate flavor, texture, and aroma. The oil is made from the first pressing of olives, which is why it is called “extra virgin.” The oil is richer in nutrients and antioxidants than the other types of olive oil, making it a healthy and nourishing addition to your diet. Moroccan extra-virgin olive oil is traditionally used for cooking, salad dressings, and dipping sauces, but it is also beneficial for hair and skin care. Its densely packed nutrients soothe, nourish, and moisturize skin and hair, leaving it silky-smooth and soft. Moroccan extra virgin olive oil truly embodies the essence of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Do you love the taste of olive oil? If you’re like the Morocco Gold family, the answer is probably yes. But did you know that there are some major health benefits to consuming premium extra virgin olive oil? One of the main reasons for this is that it’s high in polyphenols. Keep reading to learn more about what these are and why they’re so good for you.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil High in Polyphenols

Many premium olive oils, such as Morocco Gold, are high in polyphenols, which are antioxidants that can help to protect the skin from damage. Extra virgin olive oil, which is the highest quality olive oil, has the highest concentration of polyphenols. As a result, it is often used in skincare products and hair treatments as well as in the making of delicious and healthy recipes. Premium olive oils that are high in polyphenols can be expensive, but they offer a number of health and beauty benefits.

What Makes An Olive Oil ‘Premium’?

You may now have an idea just how good premium olive oil is for your health, but do you know exactly why that is?

Also known as liquid gold (and for good reason!), extra virgin olive oil is very high in monounsaturated fat (the kind that’s good for you, so great news there) but it also has polyphenols in it that makes the oil incredibly good for our health.

These are naturally occurring micronutrients that are found in plants, which help to give the plants their colour but also protect them… and when you add these plants to your diet, you’re getting all the associated health benefits as well. What could be better?

Polyphenols serve as antioxidants and can help prevent damage to your cells from the free radicals floating about as a result of smoking, pollution, certain foods and so on… and it’s thought that they can act as anti-inflammatories, as well.

Why Cook Vegetables in Premium Olive Oil?

Olive Oil Natural Choice For Skin And Hair
Cooking Vegetables With Premium Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a premium cooking oil that is made from the first cold pressing of olives. In addition, extra virgin olive oil has a lower smoke point than other oils, making it ideal for cooking vegetables. The lower smoke point means that the oil will not burn as easily, and it will also help to preserve the nutrients in the vegetables. As a result, cooking vegetables in extra virgin olive oil can help to ensure that they maintain their nutritional value.

Interestingly, a recent study found that using extra virgin olive oil to cook vegetables in can actually help draw out the polyphenols in the veggies themselves when the sofrito method is used.

This is a popular Mediterranean way of cooking in the preparation of a light sauce with onion, tomato and garlic, which apparently contains 40 different phenolic compounds and has a high content of carotenoids… and is associated with reduced cardiovascular risk and insulin sensitivity.

Food science professor at the University of Barcelona Rosa Maria Lamuela-Raventos was quoted by the Olive Oil times as saying: “There is an exchange of polyphenols during cooking, some more apolar from vegetables go to the oil fraction, while some from the oil are absorbed by the vegetables.

“In this paper we observed that some of the polyphenols from the tomato, onion and garlic were moving to the oil fraction, being more bio-accessible, so easier to be absorbed.”

So there you have it! Now you know some of the science behind why olive oil is just so very good for you!

Morocco Gold Harvest 2022 Now Available With Highest Polyphenol Count

We are delighted to announce that our new harvest of Morocco Gold is now available to purchase online. Bursting with low acidity and our highest health enhancing polyphenol count, it is the premium extra virgin olive oil you have been waiting for!

New Harvest Now Available
New Harvest Now Available