Oleocanthal is one of the most important compounds found in some premium extra virgin olive oil! First of all, remember that not all EVOO is equal. Even though it's considered the gold standard of oils, keep in mind that not all EVOO is rich in the health protective compounds you hear about! Oleocanthal is one of the most important compounds found in EVOO. Clinical and human trials suggest there is potential to preventing and treating a number of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Heart Disease and even cancer.
We find all this research on oleocanthal so fascinating particularly because it's NOT a drug. At Olea Blue we refer to it as "mother nature's secret" but it won't be for long. If you don't feel that pleasant peppery after taste chances are your EVOO doesn't contain oleocanthal.