Polyphenols are the antioxidant micronutrients that make olive so healthy: the higher the polyphenol level, the healthier olive oil. The EU standard for Extra Virgin Olive Oil is > 250 mg/kg.
Polyphenols have been linked to many health benefits, such as:
✔ improved heart health
✔ lower blood sugar levels
✔ lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Polyphenols also gives the extra-virgin olive oil its bitter, pungent taste and have potent antioxidant activity.