We swear this Golden Grecian Goodness is magic.
Extra virgin olive oil’s nutritive and biological value is unparalleled. This elixir of health and longevity has long been the main source of fat in the diet of Mediterranean people. We’ve compiled a list of just a few of GEVOO’s transformative properties. You’ll want to take it by the spoonful, just like we do.

Rich in Healthy Fats:
The word “fats” in the American diet has taken on a lousy reputation. We’re here to change that. The fats you've been told to stay away from are (most likely) trans fats. The predominant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid (73% of total oil content), which can’t even be compared to trans fats. Monounsaturated fats are linked to favorable effects on cardiovascular disease, reducing inflammation, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats have an incredibly high resistance to high heat, making olive oil the healthiest, most nutrient-stable choice for cooking.

Loaded with Natural Antioxidants:
GEVOO contains over 30 various phenolic compounds, which are powerful antioxidants that help protect the body against free radicals: molecules that cause cell damage and contribute to disease, aging, and cognitive decline.

Key among the natural antioxidants, Oleocanthal has been proven to work similarly to ibuprofen. Around 3.4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil have a similar effect to 10% the adult dosage of ibuprofen. This badass compound also has anti-cancer properties.

Digestive Health:
If there’s one thing you can do to have a healthier body its having a healthier gut. The consumption of olive oil has a number of beneficial effects along the digestive tract. EVOO encourages the production of peptides, which supports healthy digestion and aids nutrient absorption. Routine consumption of olive oil will keep your gut working efficiently by eliminating unneeded waste and keeping nutrients beneficial for overall health. Additionally, EVOO works to lubricate the digestive system, helping everything move more easily through your body.

Cholesterol/Heart Disease:
Observational studies show that heart disease is less common in Mediterranean countries, where olive oil is central to their diet. EVOO improves the lining of blood vessels and prevents excessive blood clotting. It also lowers blood pressure, one of the strongest risk factors for heart disease.

Several lines of evidence point to an olive oil centered diet as a catalyst for a longer, healthier life. Just across the sea from our grove, on the island of Ikaria, humans live 8 years longer, on average, than the typical American. They have half the rate of heart disease, and almost no dementia. This special place, deemed a “blue zone”, is not just a location, but a de facto formula - a way of life that we aim to imitate. Their focus on long affairs of eating (with no electronics), expression of gratitude before a meal, investment in relationships and social connection, and reverence for older generations resonate heavily with the Fancy Peasant way. Between 90-100% of their food intake comes from plants. Sugar consumption is low - food is sweetened mostly by sticky, and therefore self-limiting honey. And at the heart of their diet, 6% of all food they consume, is Greek extra virgin olive oil. We’re bringing you this core ingredient, the base of the diet of those who breed longevity, straight from the source.

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