Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Olive oil has been a dietary staple for some of the healthiest populations around the world, with some calling it “liquid gold”. 

The Greek Olive has sourced the best extra virgin olive oil in South Africa for you. Our oil comes from an olive farm in Paarl, Western Cape. The farm uses state-of-the-art extraction methods in a stringent quality-controlled factory, making the extra virgin oil proudly South African.

The olives are only hand-picked, and the oil extracted within 12 hours of picking, making sure to capture the taste of the olives while preserving their nutritional benefits. The extraction method draws on the best Mediterranean traditions ensuring a perfect balance of fruitiness, slight bitterness and optimal pungency. 

This taste makes The Greek Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil the essential gourmet olive oil, which is 100% free of additives or preservatives. 

Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Rich in Vitamin E, to help maintain healthy skin and build the immune system. 
  • It contains no cholesterol or sodium reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • It has large amounts of antioxidants, helping fight inflation and protect your blood cholesterol.


Using quality extra virgin olive oil is healthy and can benefit your heart, brain and joints. 

When to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Quality extra virgin olive oil retains its health benefits during cooking, making it an excellent cooking oil. We recommend using it in marinades, with vegetables, rice, pizza, dressings, sauces, and other cooking forms.

You can also use it for baking, from scones to chocolate muffins.

In summary

The Greek Olive, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is: 

  • Award-winning 
  • Proudly South African
  • 100% Cold Extracted 
  • Endorsed by the Heart Foundation