ABOUT METAMORPHOSIS AND DESCRIPTION
The agro producers of "Metamorphosis" extra virgin olive oil meticulously follow a very long tradition dating at least from the 13th century. At an altitude of 300 meters above sea level on a hilly sloping terrain with natural drainage and benefiting from a powerful cistern, the olive groves of "Metamorphosis" proudly stand. They are in controlled and certified fields regarding their methods of fertilizing, cultivation and harvesting in order to consist a Protected Geographical Indication of Laconia (PGI Laconia) and produce an excellent extra virgin olive oil of top quality and of the highest standards.
The monastery of "Metamorphosis" " whose name our blessed products bear is mentioned from 1301 by the Byzantine emperor Andronicus Palaiologos II in a so-called “chrysobull” or “golden bull”, i.e. an imperial decree.
An active Monastery under the Republic of Venice in 1699 following the Morean wars with 1 abbot, 2 priest-monks, 4 monks, 3 workers paid for by the monastery, and 5 children.
A parallel active role as a so-called “hidden school” for teaching Greek children the Greek language and Christian doctrine under Ottoman rule.
The government documents that followed the Greek War of Independence stated that the monastery should "be well maintained, for the good of the nation", for its vital role in the Greek War of Independence, with the high officials of the state issuing "intense and strict orders to ensure the above objective."
It survived the raid of Ibrahim Pasha in southern Laconia in 1825, passing through the areas of Gagania and Molaoi with an army of 17,000 men, as part of his expedition to the Peloponnese. A cultivated land of 300 acres with 587 olive trees has remained intact, still producing and delivering your unique extra virgin olive oil "Metamorphosis."
Metamorphosis" extra virgin olive oil is an authentic and premium product that stands out for its superior quality and its particular flavor, which is the result of the ideal combination of the Koroneiki and Athinolia varieties.
- Extra virgin olive oil is cold pressed using only mechanical means.
- Extra virgin olive oil is with protected geographical indication (PGI) Laconia.
- it's naturally rich in polyphenols and extremely low acidity.
- it's full of antioxidants and vitamins that provide numerous health benefits.
- Gentle harvesting and the strictest selection of the olives used.
-this Authentic historical olive oil is dating back to the Byzantine era
It offers a health claim, where the daily consumption of 20g of the "METAMORPHOSIS" olive oil protects the blood lipids from oxidative stress according to the regulation 432/2012 of the European Union. Additionally, "Metamorphosis" contains high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols, and antioxidants that provide numerous health benefits.
"Metamorphosis" has an authentic and well balanced taste, special flavor, pungent, bitter, and intensely fruity. Smooth and delicate to taste, with a generous aroma, rich and aromatic, leaves a strong, lasting aftertaste
At an altitude of 300 meters above sea level on a hilly sloping terrain with natural drainage, the olive groves of “Metamorphosis” proudly stand.
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