If something is fully recognized, it is that extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest fat that exists. Its high content of oleic acid and other monounsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols and natural antioxidants, as well as other minor components thanks to the fact that it is not refined, makes extra virgin not only a pleasure for the senses but also a very healthy food.
Its lower impact on coronary diseases, on increasing HDL or so-called “good” cholesterol and decreasing LDL or “bad” cholesterol, on reducing hypertension, improving digestive function, etc… is well known.
Being of the picual variety and coming from Olivar de Montaña makes the extra virgin olive oils Denomination of Origin Sierra de Segura especially healthy. The reason is that a higher content of oleic acid and natural antioxidants than other extra virgin olive oils.