A professor advises: Olive oil, exercise and Mediterranean diet against the corona virus

The Professor of Immunology at the University of Jaén José J. Gaforio offers us a practical guide how to deal with the confinement situation at home and how to fight against coronavirus. Essential weapons in this guide are extra virgin olive oil consumption and exercise at home.

Our immune system is responsible for fighting the virus. Consequently, enhancing our immune defense is important for the treatment of the virus, as immune suppression is known to increase the risk of a more serious form of infection. Proper nutrition can help improve the immune system. What should we do about it?

• Follow the Mediterranean diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil, scientific evidence suggests that this way you will stay healthy and fit. The consumption of olive oil increases the number of human cells involved in the body's defense.
• Check the amount of food you eat.
• Priority for foods of plant origin to those of animal origin. Beets, celery, artichoke, eggplant, broccoli, zucchini, spinach, asparagus, leeks, mushrooms, carrots and peppers should be part of your diet.
• Eat seasonal, local and fresh foods.
• Eat salads that include lettuce, tomato, olive and onion, among others. It is important to treat the salad with virgin olive oil and vinegar, not with sauces that normally have an excessive amount of calories.
• Be careful with the salt. Pepper can be a good alternative.
• Fruits are the dessert option, do not skimp on desserts that are usually high in sugar.
• Eat meat in moderation.
• Eat fish, which is highly advisable with cold water fish such as salmon or trout, for example.
• Legumes are highly recommended.
• Use spices to taste the food.
• Now that you have more time, go to the kitchen and dare to make new dishes. If you have children involved in making food, it can be a great time to share with them and teach them good eating habits. All family members must be involved.
• Do not order ready-made food for the home. Cook! Make it like a hobby.
• No fried foods.
• Avoid processed and pre-processed foods that require a minimum preparation time before consuming.
• Enjoy your family food now that you can, giving it the time it deserves and creating a warm and enjoyable atmosphere.
• Keep adequate hydration, water and herbal tea are recommended.
• Always use extra virgin olive oil as the only source of fat in cooking.
• Finally, do some home exercises that you can share with the rest of the family. It is important to do activities together, they can be very enjoyable moments to play.

Los Angeles Silver award for ‘mer des oliviers de Delphes’​ (2020)

We are very pleased to announce the Silver Medal Award for our extra virgin olive oil at the Los Angeles 2020 International Olive Oil Competition.
Dozens of countries and producers of premium extra virgin olive oil participated from 4 to 6 February 2020 in the LAIOOC 2020.
It is noteworthy that ‘mer des oliviers de Delphes’ was the only olive oil from Amfissis olives that was distinguished in the competition!
We are delighted and proud that the area of Delphi produces excellent quality olive oil!
The counties that participated in the compatition are the following: Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Turkey, Portugal, Israel, Argentina, U.S.A., Croatia, China, France, Lebanon, Japan, Morocco, Slovenia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, etc

Vasilis & Vassilis Kanatas
mer des oliviers de Delphes
huile d’olive vierge extra

February 11, 2020

New harvest of olives has started succesfully in Delphi

We are excited to announce that the new harvest has began in the area of Delphi on November 20, 2019. For another year we had to wait until the end of November because of the warm weather. The olives are already matured and thus harvested by hand and with the special equipment for this work.

The acidity of the olive oil, produced in cold pression at around 26 degrees Celsious, is only 0,18

Our company ‘mer des oliviers de Delphes’ is already bottling the extra virgin olive oil of the new harvest in our private bottling facilities certified by ISO 22000:2005, in Delphi.

Vasilis & Vassilis Kanatas

Delphi, December 1, 2019


Bottling our olive oil in our own facilities in Delphi

We are happy to announce that our company V. & V. KANATAS G.P. has the right, according to the EU regulations, to bottle our own extra virgin olive oil in our facilities in Delphi.

Since the beginning of March we have been provided with the special alphanumeric code from the Ministry of Development. This code is given in accordance with the EU Directive on the bottling of olive oil.

In our constant effort to make better products, we also managed to certify the process of Extra Virgin Olive oil bottling through the internationally recognized certificate ISO 22000:2005.

Vasilis & Vassilis Kanatas

Delphi, March 2019

Another Medal for our Olive Oil “Mer des Oliviers de Delphes” in the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 2019

Another Metal for our Olive Oil “Mer des Oliviers de Delphes” in the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 2019!
See the results at: https://fairplex.com/docs/default-source/competitions/evoo/2019/2019-awards-by-producer.pdf?sfvrsn=2
The olive oil of Delphi is again in the list with the best olive oils of the world.

Delphi 13/02/2019

Vasilis Kanatas

The New harvest of November 2018 has started in Delphi

We are happy to announce that the new harvest has just began in the area of Delphi on November 25, 2018. This year we had to wait until the end of November because of the warm weather. The olives are already matured and harvested by hand and with the special equippement for this work.

The olive oil of this year is really tasty. It has an early harvesting olives aroma with a light bitter aftertaste because it is very fresh. Later in the season it will become milder and sweeter!

With our best regards from Delphi
Vasilis & Vassilis Kanatas
Mer des Oliviers de Delphes
November 26, 2018