An organic extra virgin olive oil from Deir Mimas village.
While roughly only 10% of EVOO’S produced in the world are high antioxidant, Darmmess 2021 is the only Lebanese EVOO that ranks in the silver category of High Phenolic Olive Oils with 620mg/kg of polyphenols ( Analyzed at University of Athens, Greece). Polyphenols are organic compounds with tremendous health benefits thanks to their antioxidant properties. They are also behind the peppery effect on the back of the throat, and the bitterness on the tongue of Darmmess.
Several types of polyphenols, including hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, oleuropein, oleacein, and oleocanthal, are particularly potent in olives. In fact, polyphenols are one of the most robustly studied groups of olive oil bioactive compounds, with research demonstrating their protective effects against oxidative stress—a type of physiological stress that can cause DNA mutations and lead to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s.