Why Choose Moroccan Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

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What Makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Morocco An Excellent Choice?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Morocco
Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Morocco

Extra virgin olive oil has been an important product in Morocco for centuries.  The country’s inhabitants have harnessed the health-boosting and taste enhancing properties of the humble olive fruit to add rich flavours to traditional Moroccan delicacies for countless generations.

Traditionally, Morocco has had some fierce competition from its olive oil producing Mediterranean neighbours, but the North West African country is now the fourth largest producer of olive oil in the world.

According to a recent report in Morocco World News Moroccans consider olive oil to be one of the healthiest foods they consume daily.

Morocco’s traditional sector boasts 11,000 “ma’asras,” the traditional Moroccan olive press. Ma’asras operate intermittently depending on the size of the harvest and – historically –  have met individual or local consumption needs.

Researchers, using industry standards, published a report on the quality and purity of Moroccan olive oil in the journal Food Chemistry. They classified 94 percent of samples tested as extra virgin olive oil and only 6 percent as virgin olive oil.

At Morocco Gold, we are delighted to work with the people of Morocco, harness their traditions and experience and introduce the highest quality Moroccan extra virgin olive oil to an international market.

And we believe we have done just that. Our new 2021 Harvest is now available for purchase and is even more packed with rich flavour and health-giving properties than ever before.

What Gives Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil The Edge For Taste?

Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Like most olive oil from the country, Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the Picholine Olive variety.  Our olives are picked early in the harvesting season when the fruit is young.  This gives Morocco Gold its distinctive green fruitiness, hints of sweet almonds, fresh turf and a hint of herbs.  It has the distinctive ‘pepperiness’ of a fine extra virgin olive oil giving Morocco Gold a clean, well balanced finish that delivers an elevated gastronomic experience for food lovers.

Why Is Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive OilSo Good For Your Health?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Health Benefits
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Health Benefits

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is probably the most extensively researched foodstuff on the planet and the health benefits are evidence based. Thanks to the recent spotlight on the Mediterranean Diet, extensive research has been done on the phytonutrient composition of olive oil. What has been discovered is an extensive list of phytonutrients; one of the most praised is its polyphenols. The number of polyphenols found in extra virgin olive oil is truly amazing!

Our latest 2021 Harvest has produced the lowest acidity level at 0.2%  (a key quality indicator), as well as the highest polyphenol count we have achieved to date at 644mg/kg.

The European Union legal requirement for a producer to make the appropriate health claims for extra virgin olive oil is 250mg/kg. Morocco Gold is consistently well above this level. This is why we have included the polyphenol level information on our rear label, so our customers can see at a glance the quality of the oil they are receiving.

Polyphenols are a potent antioxidant – one that can decommission a nasty molecule in your body called free radicals. Free radicals can ricochet around inside your body and harm good cells. Antioxidants, such as the polyphenols found in extra virgin olive oil, work to neutralize free radicals; protecting the body from their harmful antics.

According to Oliveoil.com, Extra Virgin Olive Oil may help your brain function too. A 2019 study on mice suggested that consuming oleocanthal-rich Moroccan Extra Virgin Olive Oil may help slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

What Do Our Customers Say About Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Tempting as it is to take our word for it that Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an exceptional choice for your health and taste buds, here is what some of our happy customers have to say:

I’m a complete convert.  It is absolutely delicious.  I’ve used it for both salads and low temp cooking and it delivers on taste and smell.  I also love the premium packaging.”

Tania O’Donnel, Editor, Qualityfoodanddrink.com  & Qualityfoodawards.com

Having tried the best olive oils available in my local supermarket I can confidently say this easily beats them all.  If you haven’t tried it yet, treat yourself to one bottle and I promise you it will be the best oil you’ve ever tasted.”

Linda Brumfit

The Really Good News?  Production Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil In Morocco Is Increasing!

According to the International Olive Council, Morocco produced 36,000 tons of olive oil.  In 2019, they’re up to 145,000 tons and it continues to rise.  And, as production has increased, so has the quality.  In 2020 Morocco won three awards at the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

We are delighted to see Moroccan Olive Oil being recognised by the international community and look forward to playing our part in that ongoing success.

The Really Good News?  Production Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil In Morocco Is Increasing!

According to the International Olive Council, Morocco produced 36,000 tons of olive oil.  In 2019, they’re up to 145,000 tons and it continues to rise.  And, as production has increased, so has the quality.  In 2020 Morocco won three awards at the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

We are delighted to see Moroccan Olive Oil being recognised by the international community and look forward to playing our part in that ongoing success.

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