Family business, Yanni’s Olive Grove, are the first Greek olive oil company to work with scientific researchers in clinical trials helping to prove the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Evi Prodromou and her husband Yannis Prodromou, the couple behind Yanni’s Olive Grove, harvest their olives in Nea Potidaea, Chalkidiki, in sun-drenched northern Greece. Over 6,000 wild olive trees flourish on their waterfront estate, where olives are picked by hand, starting in early September when the olives are young. The olives are processed within hours to produce an exceptionally early harvest and therefore, high polyphenol (antioxidant) content EVOO.
- 100% chondroelia of Chalkidiki
- Cold pressed <27°
- High Polyphenol content
- Used in the MICOIL (Management of Mild Cognitive Impairment with Extra Virgin Olive) scientific study
Taste and Aroma
Intensely fruity aroma with a characteristically pungent spicy bitter yet, balanced aftertaste and having a bright green translucent colour known for high polyphenol (antioxidant) content EVOOs.
Olives are harvested entirely by hand and milled within hours to guarantee freshness, quality and the preservation of their health benefits.
Yanni’s Early Harvest EVOO is packaged in tin which acts like a stainless-steel storage tank – opaque and containing nitrogen (a safe food gas) and thus, protecting the oil from oxidation (by light and oxygen). The tin package is also lighter in weight, enabling lower transport costs and will not break (unlike glass bottles).
Each tin of Yanni’s EVOO has a QR code which can be seen on the outer packaging – making it’s journey from the olive grove in Greece to the kitchen table completely traceable.
Yanni’s have partnered with the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas), as well as Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, and the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens. Yanni’s played an integral role in a series of MICOIL studies, the first clinical trial in humans to evaluate the effects of various olive oils on patients diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Disorder, which can develop into Alzheimer’s disease. Published in the ‘Journal of Alzheimer’s, the study revealed measurable health benefits of Yanni’s Early Harvest EVOO. It’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties where shown to have many incredible benefits on health.
This EVOO is recommended to be consumed raw.
More information about polyphenols can also be found here.
More to the Gourmet Story…
Yanni’s Olive Grove is dedicated to sustainability, including recycling and waste management. Yanni’s also participated in the first and only pilot three-year program called Intelligent Agriculture (Gaisense) from 2016-2019. The program was organised in collaboration with the Greek National body Gaia Business and Neuropublic. One of the main goals of the program was to maximise environmental protection through controlled irrigation, fertilization and the protection of natural flora and fauna.
More information can be found here.
Awards and Features
Throughout their first five years of business, Yanni’s Olive Grove have received 50 international awards.
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