UPDATE MAY 12, 2020: Pitchouline Organic Olive Oil just received The World Olive Oil Gold Award as Best Organic Olive Oil in the world! Congratulations!!
Food Integrity Now spoke with Fabien Tremoulet today, co-owner of Pitchouline Organic Olive Oil in Southern California. Pitchouline Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has some of the highest polyphenols for your health. In our interview below, you will understand more about the importance of these polyphenols and how great olive oil can assist your health.
What are polyphenols and why do they matter? Fabien shares with us the many health benefits of quality olive oil which include: anti-inflammatory properties, fighting oxidated stress, assisting with issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Polyphenols have been shown to fight certain types of cancers, including breast, colon, ovarian and prostate. It has anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-bacteria properties, can improve arterial health, aid in digestion, is high in omega 3’s, and so much more. Try it at Pitchouline.com or on Etsy.
He cautions us about buying most grocery store olive oil…which will not likely contain these high polyphenols…and therefore the health benefits are negated. We also learned from a previous interview with Tom Mueller, author of Extra Virginitity, The Sublime and Scandelous World of Olive Oil, that some olive oil on the market has been adulterated and contains other oils, like Canola or vegetable oil–expecially coming in from other countries.
At Pitchouline, they practice organic and biodynamic farming, which is all about the soil, and part of what makes their product superior to most. Fabien discusses how he learned to farm biodynamically and what that it means to farm this way. At Pitchouline, they hand pick, mill, press and bottle right on their property, which ensures that their oil is of the highest quality. He explains some of the process and the importance of milling immediately after picking, and how storage of the olive oil is of utmost importance.
The amount of care the Tremoulet familiy gives to their oil, along with their exceptional farming practies, makes this oil not only delicious by truly medicinal! Hippocrates said “let food be thy medicine” and great olive oil can be just that!
They only sell, organic cold-press (no heat is ever used) olive oil and once you try it. If you want to taste and feel the difference, Pitchouline is offering free shipping anywhere in the United States, which is amazing. Check it out here:
Listen to Fabien and I discuss more about olive oil below. I am excited for you to try their oil–you’re going to love it!