We receive many requests for olive oils with notable levels of hydroxytyrosol as indicated by the peppery flavors.
Many of these requests come to us from readers of Dr. Barry Sears’ book, The Anti-Inflammation Zone. (Olio2go is mentioned on page 92). Those readers and other Zone Diet followers have been looking for top olive oils for their diets.
As such, they have been on a quest for olive oils with high levels of hydroxytyrosol. As there is no standard test for hydroxytyrosol, the best indicator is the polyphenol level.
Several Olio2go selections have been popular choices. We have included polyphenol levels or indicators in the descriptions for the following extra virgin olive oils to help Zone Diet followers make their selections:
Principe di Mascio DOP Colli Assisi Spoleto (2011, 510 mg/kg)
Marfuga L’affiorante (2012, 534 mg/kg)
Fattoria di Monti Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2012, 722 mg/kg)
Fattoria di Monti RAZZO Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2012, 751 mg/kg)
Villa Magra Grand Cru (544)
Olio Beato Organic (level not stated, but a very popular selection)