What Are Polyphenols olive oil?

Polyphenols are 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.

The main phenolic compounds in olive oil are hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein. These two compounds give extra-virgin olive oil its bitter, pungent taste and have potent antioxidant activity.