Why olive oil?

Olive oil is part of Cretan cooking and culture and plays a significant role in the so called Cretan diet as the majority of the daily fat the Cretans obtain come from this source. Extra virgin olive oil is high in healthy monosaturated fat as it has Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids as well as flavenoid polyphenols. With all its natural antioxidants olive oil prevents heart disease and cancer, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and reduces the overall effects of aging. This is the main reason why people of Crete have one of the longest life expectancies in the world and one of the lowest percentages of heart disease. Furthermore, olive oil enhances with its unique taste, flavor, aroma and texture most of the Mediterranean recipes.