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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Even Healthier, Possible?

BOHEMIA, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bellucci Premium already knows how healthy extra virgin olive oil is for consumers, which is why the company continues to promote its health benefits. Bellucci Premium shares how recently researchers have been trying to make olive oil healthier than it is already.

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Spanish researchers from the University of Jaén are experimenting with supplementing olive oil with lutein, a substance with antioxidant activity that plays a role in eye health.

Susan Testa, Director of Sales and Marketing for high-quality olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, "There is no question that extra virgin olive oil is healthy for consumers, and to be able to make it even more healthy could be a benefit, especially if the color and taste don't change. But, only more research will answer the question about whether it is a true benefit."

While extra virgin olive oil is known to contain a high amount of antioxidants, there may be room to add some more. Lutein itself is a carotenoid. It acts as an antioxidant for humans; and although not all studies show that luteinmay help prevent or reduce the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration, some have shown the correlation.

Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers.  The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.

Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, Bellucci Premium, 855-347-4228, [email protected]

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