Posted on

What the heck are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are a special class of antioxidants found in a variety of foods – red wine, green tea, chocolate, and olive oil, to name a few. Doctors and nutritionist are widely singing the praises of antioxidants for their ability to combat aging and many related health conditions. Recent studies indicate that the oil-soluble polyphenols, such as those found in olive oil, are very potent – and the research is just beginning.

Really, the full goodness of olive oil comes from its polyphenol content, which depends to a great degree on the quality of the oil. Generally, the polyphenol content of olive oils starts around 50 mg/kilogram and goes up to 250 mg/kilogram for truly special extra virgin olive oils. You’ll taste the polyphenols in Little Angel. We promise.