Two new Polyphenols Discovered in EVOO by Greek Scientists

Two new Polyphenols Discovered in EVOO by Greek Scientists

Dr. Eleni Melliou and Dr. Prokopios Magiatis made 3 very significant announcements at the just completed “Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health” conference organized by Harvard.

Dr. Eleni Melliou at Harvard
Dr. Eleni Melliou at the Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health” conference

1. Two new compounds found in olive oil, oleomisssional and oleokoronal, have been identified and so named
2. A new test, called the Melliou-Magiatis method, (Aristoleo™ Test Kit) can measure the amount of oleocanthal and oleacein in olive oil in a test tube using a handheld colorimetric index in the field
3. Tests on mice indicate oleocanthal in combination with oleacein showed a better result in lowering LDL oxidation than oleacein on its own.

http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-health-news/new-phenolic-compounds-unveiled-at-harvard-conference/41387

  • Aristoleo test kit is currently seeking a manufacturing facility in Hellas and should be commercially available in the first quarter of 2015.