WOODLAND, Calif., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobram Estate (http://cobramestate.com) California Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil was named the World's Healthiest Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the 2017 Health & Food Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards Competition in Málaga Costa Del Sol, Spain. The Mission variety is the key component found in Cobram Estate's California Select blend. This award is based on the following components, which determine the healthful elements of a high quality extra virgin olive oil: total polyphenols, oleocanthal levels and most balanced fatty acid profile.
To break it down:
Total polyphenols indicate the antioxidant levels; known to lower blood pressure, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer and support a healthy immune system.
Oleocanthal is linked to anti-inflammatory properties; essentially it acts like a natural ibuprofen. It is unique to extra virgin olive oil and cannot be found in any other food.
Fatty acid balance is key to delivering the nutritional benefits. High monounsaturated fats and a balanced distribution of saturated fats/ polyunsaturated fats (i.e. omega 3 and 6) are most desirable in a healthy extra virgin olive oil.
"This is exciting news as we competed against the world's greatest oils from Spain, Italy and Greece," said Leandro Ravetti, Technical Director of Cobram Estate. "We are proud that our simple commitment to quality and freshness has gained California oil the recognition it deserves." As a result of his work creating Cobram Estate's varietals, Ravetti was also named a winner in the Master Milling and Engineering category.
High quality extra virgin olive oil – cold pressed juice that is not processed and does not contain chemicals or additives - is the healthiest oil choice as the natural antioxidants and vitamins are retained. Versus other oils, it contains by far the highest number and different types of polyphenols (antioxidants).
Cobram Estate's Extra Virgin Olive Oils are created with exclusive harvesting and crushing techniques – methods include using olives at the peak of freshness and pressing them within four to six hours of being picked from the branch – to make the most flavorful, healthy, antioxidant-rich and freshest olive oil. The company owns its nurseries, groves and bottling facilities; thus meaning they are able to monitor every step of the way – from their trees to your table.
After it's start in Australia, and recently launched in the U.S. market, Cobram Estate can be found nationwide on shelves in over 2,000 stores.
ABOUT COBRAM ESTATE
Co-founders Rob McGavin (CEO and Executive Chairman) and Paul Riordan (Executive Director) planted their first olive trees for Cobram Estate in 1999 in Australia. Together, they have perfected New World production techniques. With groves in both California and Australia, Cobram Estate benefits from two harvest seasons – always having the freshest oil naturally possible, at any time of year. Current blends include California Select, produced from local groves and a newly-built state-of-the-art mill in Yolo County, CA and Australia Select, from the company’s iconic groves in the Murray River Valley, Australia. Both extra virgin olive oils, starting at $12.99, are available across the country. For more information, visit cobramestate.com.
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