It was created by an “ancient” and so far unknown Corfiot olive forest variety called “Lianolia”, which has been for centuries native to the north of the Ionian Sea and the southern Adriatic Sea. It is therefore the First single-variety(monovarietal) “Lianiolia” olive oil in the global market.
Its flavour, as well as the intense aroma of freshly crushed olives will not go unnoticed by the consumer, as it is described as unusually “especiallyspicy”, with an unmatched harmony between fruity and spicy notes.
The olive grove was planted by our ancestors and is a property of Dafnis family. It is situated in the south-western part of Corfu, around thebyzantine fortress of Gardiki (12th century) in the protected Natura region of Korission lagoon.
The whole production process from the reproduction of trees until the harvest is controlled and monitored by us.
The olives are processed, ground and cold-pressed in our own olive oil press.
The olive oil is stored in our HACCP and ISO 22000: 2005 hygiene-certified standardization unit(OLIVE FABRICA).
As a result, our yearly production is steady but limited and the end product is accompanied by all the details and information on its harvest, alteration and bottling.
Our olive oil is to us of great historical meaning and in direct relationship to our Land, our Lives, our Future…
For this reason, It is “Named in honour of the first Governor of independent Greece, the Corfiot Aristocrat Count Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776-1831)”, which can be seen on the bottle’s label on a golden-coloured adornment made
from metal (pewter).
We offer “the Governor” in an elegant package as minimal recognition of the tremendous work of the great political leader Kapodistrias as well as the precious nutritional value of the olive oil.
“The Governor”™ and your health
First among equals
“The Governor”™ was scientifically tested in March 2014 at the University of Athens and compared with the results of 700 other olive oil samples, from 30 different olive varieties. 150 of the comparative olive oil samples originated from countries outside Greece, specifically: California, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Tunisia, Cyprus, France, Argentina, Chile, Morocco and Israel.
The results were impressive. The oleocanthal and oleacein concentrations in “The Governor”™ are 7 times higher than the average of the samples and the highest value recorded among all commercially-available bottled oils since 2009. Oleocanthal, oleocein and other elements present in “The Governor”™ olive oil present important biological activity, and are related with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuro-protective benefits.
The total hydroxytyrosol derivatives are 61% higher than the stipulated European regulation. The daily consumption of 20g is known to protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress.
2014 Athens University evaluation of “The Governor”™ polyphenol content vs. average levels in extra virgin olive oils:
“..we can certify that [“The Governor”] is an extremely rare extra virgin olive oil that stands out from the usual oils… It is an oil highly recommended to all consumers looking for olive oil with enhanced properties for health protection.”
Prokopis Magiatis, Associate Professor, Athens University Faculty of Pharmacy.
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