Did you know that Istrian olive oil was exported by the ancient Romans throughout the Empire? It is simply unique!
Olive oil enriches our diet and cures various ailments. It is used in body care and said to be an aphrodisiac. It is a symbol of the Mediterranean and therefore of Istria as well.
1. Olive oil as food
It is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean cuisine, one of the healthiest in the world. Have you tried premium Istrian extra virgin olive oils during your stay in Istria?
If you have, then you must have bought some and you’re using it in your kitchen. If you haven’t, we highly recommend that you do.
2. Olive oil as a medicine
Did you know that olive oil is one of the healthiest oils? As a medicine, olive oil is effective in the prevention of many diseases and inflammations. In this day and age, who does not have high blood pressure or problems with the digestive system on account of their way of life?
Have you noticed that sometimes you have trouble remembering some piece of information? Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day to keep your mind sharp!
3. Olive oil for beauty
Did you know that olive oil has been considered to contribute to youthful-looking skin ever since the ancient times? At the same time, olive oil helps weight loss! It is also an essential ingredient of countless masks and creams for stronger hair and nails. Admit it, now you wish you could bathe in olive oil like Cleopatra.
4. Olive oil as an aphrodisiac
Why not? We suggest that you try truffles, which abound in Istria, along with a few golden drops of olive oil. According to traditional belief, olive oil also has aphrodisiac properties - it is considered to give strength and vitality to lovers.
5. The symbol of the Mediterranean and Istria
Have you had the chance to visit National Park Brijuni? It is home to one of the oldest olive trees in the Mediterranean and is approximately 1,600 years old. Istrian olive oil has been synonymous with the finest oil ever since the ancient Greeks and Romans, and it set the benchmark for all other oils.
The oils from Istria gain in quality year after year, and the number of Istrian olive growers in the only global guide to the world of extra virgin olive oil, Flos Olei, keeps rising.