For the love of olive oil!

Still life painting of Olive Oil in glass jug with cork and green olive.

Photo Credit: Aristoleo would like to give credit to this artist!


High phenolic olive oil producers are visionaries in this emerging olive oil category with a health claim that was created when the EU registered its Health Claim Labelling Regulation 432-2012.

Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. The claim may be used only for olive oil, containing at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.

In that same year Drs. Prokopios Magiatis and Eleni Melliou discovered the way to accurately measure the phenolic compounds in olive oil using sophisticated NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). Since then, thousands of olive oils from around the world have been tested for the polyphenols that qualify it for a health claim. Hundreds of producers are changing their harvest times and methods to maximise this precious health-promoting olive oil.

The Magiatis/Melliou method of testing olive oil in the field won first prize in Greece Innovates 2015. This “lab in a vial” was patented and named the Aristoleo® Test Kit. Olive oil producers can now test their olive oil as it is being processed in order to sort it for maximum value and to ensure that the premium oils get to the health conscious consumers who are looking for the extraordinary health benefits of polyphenols, most particularly oleocanthal and oleacein know for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties respectively.

Research gains momentum every day in the potential for high phenolic olive oil to prevent and/or treat such illnesses as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, heart attack and stroke, and many cancers. As individuals learn of this amazing nutraceutical and begin to search out a supply, our olive oil producers are taking the initiative to meet the market demand. You will find them on the Aristoleo Agora Marketplace.


As we launch our new Aristoleo Agora Marketplace, we are looking forward to sharing the many wonderful stories about the people who make this industry so vital. Through their dedication, investment in time, money and faith these producers bring superior health-protective olive oils to the market backed by NMR certification.

Individuals who are looking for nutraceutical grade foods as an integral part of their health and wellness regime are assured that they get the quality they expect.

“Let  food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates

Stay in touch for their stories and discover that love is a key ingredient of this superior olive oil.