Our family with lots of desire and a long tradition is dealing, since 1940, with the production of oil in the hilly village of Laconia Krokees where the land breeze from Mt.Taygetos permeates our olive groves and speaks to our hearts.
The love for the blessed olive tree has nestled in the hearts of four generations. This led us today to standardization of pure virgin olive oil (acidity 0.3) aiming to give the opportunity to the consumers to try and cherish our products.
The combination of climate and soil composition of the Krokees ensures the production of superior quality of olive oil with its golden-green color and fruity aroma. The intense fruity characteristics are due to the common grinding process that ensures that the olives are crushed 8 hours - at most - after the picking.
We bottle our oil in glass bottles of 1l. and cans of 5l. Thus today the family of the Violagro company proudly exhibits and shares with you the greatness of its products that stands out for its special characteristics in taste and excellent quality.
The value of olive oil in our diet
Olive oil does not possess by chance such a major position in the Mediterranean diet. In the modern era it is certified by medical science as the elixir of life!
Olive oil, the "Golden Liquid " according to the ancient texts of Homer or "the great healer" by Hippocrates, is an excellent source of vitamin E, the fat soluble vitamin which shows strong antioxidant activity and is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C , D, K, minerals, selenium and iron. Recent scientific studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet, which mainly includes the consumption of olive oil, is the healthiest, it is responsible for the longevity and the prevention of many diseases. The benefits of olive oil are many and our body absorbs them up to 98%!
It contributes to the heart health and heart diseases and therefore to the coronary heart disease
It helps in better absorption of calcium
It shields the central nervous system
It helps to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
It enhances memory
It helps in the increase of bone mass thus combating osteoporosis
It helps in the normal function of the digestive system
It contributes to the metabolism of glucose in diabetics
It strengthens the bones
It strengthens the immune system
It combats depression
It prevents heart attacks
It protects the skin and helps to prevent skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.
It contributes to the reduction of both high and low blood pressure levels
It plays a crucial role in fetal development during pregnancy and the maintenance of vitamin E in breast milk
It acts as a safeguard against certain types of malignant tumors such as breast cancer, prostate, in the womb, digestive system etc.
Olive oil is the best choice for our plate, because its beneficial properties ensures the flavor and the health of the consumer.