The conviction that olive oil gives strength and youth was widespread from antiquity. In ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, it was combined with flowers and herbs to produce medicines and cosmetics; In Mycenae, there was found a list with different aromas (fennel, sesame, celery, watercress, mint, sage, rose and brine, among others) that were added to olive oil when preparing ointments.

Extra virgin olive oil, unlike ordinary olive oil, is obtained from hand-picked olives and mechanically cold-treated at temperatures below 27 ° C. In this way, all nutritional and organic properties are preserved.

For centuries olive oil was used as a preventive measure to preserve health. It was known by his positive effects on digestion, healthy veins and good blood flow, controlled or lowered high blood pressure.

Due to the content of monounsaturated fats, extra virgin olive oil is suitable for cardiovascular problems and for the prevention of the effects of bad cholesterol. The structure of extra virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols, vitamin E and carotenoids, all of which contribute to the prevention of free radicals, inflammation and oxidative stress, and help to inhibit skin aging and overall well-being.

In addition of being a product of high digestibility, it is also considered a real nutritional product, as it is scientifically demonstrated that its daily intake drastically eliminates numerous types of cancer, helps maintain a healthy liver and regulates the proper gastrointestinal function, it also regulates blood pressure and prevents constipation.

Edible gold

Gold has been a symbol of beauty since antiquity when it was apply to the skin to give it splendor. In the past centuries, gold was dedicated to prosperity, well-being and luxurious make-up.

Although the discovery of the therapeutic properties of gold, a few centuries later, in the 15th century, alchemists were preparing medicines using gold because they considered it as an effective curative product. In the sixteenth century, gold expanded into Europe, and especially to Italy, where at the end of the meal it was a custom to consume candies covered with a gold leaf to protect against all kinds of heart disease. In the same period, in Milan, pharmacists used gold to treat medicines in order to ease their taste.

Today the edible gold is used to decorate various dishes, from confectionery, chocolate and ice cream to salty dishes such as steaks, risotto, etc., it also rich champagne and cocktails.