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    Iliad, book 24 line 544: ... They say that in wealth and plenitude of offspring you surpassed all that is in Lesbos, the realm of Makar to the northward, Phrygia that is more inland, ...

    Homer says about King Makar who has the seat of his kingdom in Lesbos island. Since that time the island was famous for its excellent olive oil which, because of his golden color and the beneficial health properties, was mentioned by Homer as liquid gold. This is due to the unique in the world olive varieties that grows in Lesvos and to the traditional way of harvesting. This gives unique properties to the olive oil which people are benefiting from Homer's time until today.

  • Olive oil

    Olive oil

    In Lesvos island the Kolovi olive variety is growing producing an olive oil of golden color and excellent quality, thin with an intense fruity flavor and characteristic aroma of freshly cut olive. Homer referred to this olive oil and called it liquid gold. It was so famous at that time and the royal family of Priam in Troy used it exclusively. From that time until today the olive tree cultivators managed to maintain the traditional way of olive cultivation, harvesting and olive oil production. This resulted to the same characteristics that distinguished it from the the other oils, even today. The harvesting is still done manually the same way as the ancient times. The knowledge of that time has remained unaltered and, surprisingly enough, similar things apply today. For example getting the olives to the mill within eight hours from harvesting and the method of cold pressed extraction allows the olive oil to maintain low values of acidity and to keep ingredients like polyphenols which are great antioxidants. The golden color of MAKAROS EDOS olive oil is an indicator of low chlorophyll content which is an excellent defense against oxydation. The intense taste is a great evidence that the olives have been harvested the appropriate period when the olive has begun to mature on the olive tree.

  • Health

    Health

    The health benefits of olive oil are extensive with new positive attributes discovered all the time. One prominent cardiologist recommends at least two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil each day to enjoy the many ways olive oil can be beneficial to your health and well being.

    Heart Disease:

    Olive oil helps lower levels of blood cholesterol leading to heart disease.

    Oxidative Stress:

    Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E, long thought to minimize cancer risk. Among plant oils, olive oil is the highest in monounsaturated fat, which doesn’t oxidize in the body, and it’s low in polyunsaturated fat, the kind that does oxidize.

    Blood Pressure:

    Recent studies indicate that regular consumption of olive oil can help decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

    Diabetes:

    It has been demonstrated that a diet that is rich in olive oil, low in saturated fats, moderately rich in carbohydrates and soluble fiber from fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains is the most effective approach for diabetics. It helps lower “bad” low-density lipoproteins while improving blood sugar control and enhances insulin sensitivity.

    Obesity:

    Although high in calories, olive oil has shown to help reduce levels of obesity.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis:

    Although the reasons are still not fully clear, recent studies have proved that people with diets containing high levels of olive oil are less likely to develop rheumatiod arthritis.

    Osteoporosis:

    A high consumption of olive oil appears to improve bone mineralization and calcification. It helps calcium absorption and so plays an important role in aiding sufferers and in preventing the onset of Osteoporosis.

  • Our commitments

    Our commitments

    Our company wants not only to produce 100% extra-virgin olive oil of the highest quality, but also to introduce our customers to a healthy way of living using olive oil as their daily element of nutrition. MAKAROS EDOS olive oil is a unique piece of food accompaniment which comes from two very special ancient varieties of olive tree. The trees combine the mountain freshness with the sea breeze giving the olive oil a special aroma and a fruity taste. We are also proud to have developped and promoted the highest standards of production, labelling and bottling of our oil, permanently aiming to achieve and maintain the trust and loyalty of the customer.

    Our goal is to enhance a quality product from the production to manufacturing process, up to bottling and labelling with a consistency that will be highly appreciated by our customers. Thus we have established the method of hand picking and tendering the olive with care assuring that it will be brough to the mill in maximum 8 hours from the harvesting, in order to guarantee the premium quality of our products.

    We are aiming to offer the health conscious person, who appreciates and understands “gourmet” foods and who has a keen sense of value, an olive oil from a specific terrain unaltered in terms of quality and taste. This reflects the uniqueness of the mineral and organic properties of our soil, local microclimate and the traditional olive oil production method.

  • Biological product

    Biological product

    The varieties Kolovi and Adramytini have little needs for the cultivation. The olive cultivars, showing their respect towards nature, refused to use the new processes of intense cultivation and remained devoted to the traditional way which have been taught from their fathers. This way of cultivation constitutes the standard of biological cultivations of any kind. Today the institution DIO, which is specialised in the organic cultivation, has as a purpose to survey the processes and to certify the products. Thus, the published certificates are a proof for the producer and a guarantee for the consumer.

    Our company conducts regular analysis of the olive oil MAKAROS EDOS in order to maintain its quality and the organoleptic characteristics.