Active ingredients of our Extra virgin olive oil
Le Le Prandine pursue its mission in offering an entirely artisan and first-class product capable of collecting the best active ingredients of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Characteristics of olive oil
Olive oil is obtained from the fruits (drupes) of the olive plant, the olive oil isobtained by cold pressing of the pulp of the olives from which an oil with a fluid appearance is obtained with a characteristic scent and a colour ranging from golden yellow to green.
It is rich in oleic acid (about 62%), the most abundant of the long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids present in our body, with great nourishing and emollient properties for the skin.
In addition to oleic acid, olive oil contains about 15% linoleic acid, 15% palmitic acid and 2% stearic acid.
It also contains an unsaponifiable fraction ranging from 1 to 2 % and which provides this oil with a significant concentration of antioxidant active ingredients including: phenolic compounds, chlorophyll, Vitamin E, phytosterols with restorative and anti-inflammatory action and squalene, one of the main components of the skin surface.
Olive oil properties
Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat composed almost entirely oftriglycerides; the fatty acids most represented are oleic, linoleic and palmitic.
It's a food with multiple virtues.
Essential during childhood as it contributes to body growth, the process of brain myelination and bone formation, oil is also an adjuvant in infection resistance.
During adulthood it is effective in preventing heart and artery disorders, and lowers blood cholesterol levels.
In addition to reducing the risk of heart disease, it has an anti-aging function for the skinand bones as it is rich in divitamin E, which protects against decalcification, osteoporosis and fractures.
Between the constituents, together with vitamin E, beta-carotene (provitamin A) and a whole series of antioxidants such as phenolic compounds.
All these characteristics make olive oil, a perfect ally for the cardiocirculatory system, bones and skin.