Recently Costco, the second largest retailer in the USA, signed an agreement to acquire Cretan olive oil. I will summarize that, according to varied reports of the deal, it will likely involve hundreds of tons of Cretan olive oil per month, or at least per year. Any way one looks at it, it is a win-win for Crete and Greece, and for those who love consuming the world's best olive oil.
In this short video (an extended excerpt from Crete: Under the Grecian Sun) you will discover the answers to everything you ever wanted to know about all the virgin-versions of olive oil, but were afraid to ask! Lifestyle journalist and award-winning on-camera host Cynthia Daddona interviews an olive oil expert and chemist from the Institute of Subtropical Plants and Olive Trees on the Greek island of Crete (Greece) about the connection of olive oil, lifestyle and the apparent longevity benefits of following the famous Mediterranean Diet. Crete is an extra special place because it is the island where the Mediterranean Diet's longevity research first took place to learn how food and lifestyle affects one's wellbeing. The 15-year research study, started in the late 1950's and called the Seven Countries Study, confirmed that Cretan villagers had the lowest heart disease rate in the world creating a gold standard for the Mediterranean Diet. Read more...
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CRETE: UNDER THE GRECIAN SUN
A Romantic Culinary-Travel Journey with The Goddess and the Greek®
Watch the short video trailer for Crete: Under the Grecian Sun