“Tasted, Tested and True” – Aristoleo Awards  March 2017

EVOO Competition Like No Other

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Last year’s Aristoleo® Awards “Hellenic Miracle” celebrated Greek EVOOs by combining IOC approved taste and phenolic content as measured by NMR. http://aristoleo.com/aristoleo-awards/2016-hellenic-miracle/

Bio diversity is our overall theme this year with a focus on agro-ecology design for olive grove management

This year we are celebrating the diversity of olive varietals that produce High Phenolic EVOOs. 

Bio diversity is our overall theme this year with a focus on permaculture olive grove design and implementation. 

Minimum EVOO production required to enter is 30kg


This is where the Aristoleo® Awards 2017 “Tasted, Tested and True” comes in and makes a leap across borders, and goes International.

The objective is to create a world map pinpointing the best areas and varietals that produce the highest phenolic EVOOs. The publicity generated will promote these extraordinary EVOOs to eager health conscious consumers.

We are also introducing a new innovative measuring tool for oleocanthal and oleacein which we call the Aristometer™. It is essentially a miniature spectrometer specially calibrated to det­­­ect the colour in the Aristoleo test tube and determine the combined amount of oleocanthal and oleacein with accuracy.

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There will be three GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE awards within each varietal category & 3 types of awards :

1. The highest combined amounts of oleocanthal and oleacein confirmed live by the Aristoleo®/Aristometer* analytical tools

2. The highest amount of oleocanthal as measured by NMR

3. The highest total phenolic concentration as measured by the NMR method

*Aristometer is a new handheld spectrometer specifically calibrated to measure the analyze the color result of Aristoleo Test Kit and define the concentration of the combined amount of oleocanthal and oleacein in  the olive oil sample.

The Aristoleo Awards 2017 offers a level playing field between large and small, as its main objective is to award the extraordinary and highlight the best varieties from around the world.

Unlike many other competitions, there will be a low minimum quantity to enter; 30 kilograms is the minimum requirement. A minimum of hundreds of kilos or a few tons discriminates against many smaller producers who have limited quantities but often the highest quality. They are rare and expensive and sought after by those that appreciate the labour of love that goes into producing these extraordinary health-promoting EVOOs.

These are the EVOOs that fed the most creative, inventive, and physically fit ancient Hellenic culture 2,500 years ago, in a little country now called Greece.

More recently, in 2012, Drs. Prokopios Magiatis and Eleni Melliou and their research team at the University of Athens discovered the science behind the ancient health claims made for early harvest olive oil. Dioscoredes and Hippocrates among others wrote about the medicinal qualities of olive oils and their benefits and uses in daily life.

The ability to accurately identify and measure specific phenols in olive oil by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has led to some fascinating indicators and olive oil producers are taking notice.  Thousands of olive oils from around the world have now been tested.  The following EVOO facts have been scientifically confirmed:

  1. early harvest olive oils contain significantly higher levels of health promoting phenolic compounds,
  2. The higher the phenolic concentration the longer the EVOO stays fresh,
  3. The higher the phenolic concentration the higher the smoke point,
  4. Higher phenolic EVOOs in the EU can place a health claim on the label,
  5. The research into the health benefits of high phenolic EVOOs are continuing to astound eg heart and stroke health, Alzheimer, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, skin conditions, chronic pain and inflammation just to name a few.

Independent medical research has kept apace and continues to prove the health benefits from a daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil rich in phenolic compounds, especially oleocanthal.

Join us for a celebration of the diversity of high phenolic EVOO.

Join us in a celebration of health and vitality.

Join us for the Aristoleo Awards 2017

“Tasted, Tested and True”

Aristoleo Ltd (Cyprus)


contact Athan Gadanidis aristoleoawards@gmail.com

– The sample must be derived from a minimum production of 30 kg to qualify.